DOWN IN THE MOUTH OVER WORKS

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

THE beauty of the “Gate­way to the East Coast” has been markedly di­min­ished with the chan­nel works to the mouth of the Prosser River at Or­ford.

With an ap­par­ent cost of over $2 mil­lion, the in­stal­la­tion of mas­sive geo­tex­tile bags is al­most com­plete. As shack­ies/ ratepay­ers we are un­aware of any public con­sul­ta­tion and are dis­mayed at the scale of the works.

Our beau­ti­ful town is no longer so beau­ti­ful. The coast­line is tar­nished and the spe­cial birdlife seems to have re­lo­cated.

The river that was shared by boats, swim­mers, kayak­ers, surfers, shore fish­ing and fam­i­lies now seems dan­ger­ous and an ac­ci­dent wait­ing to hap­pen.

The Prosser River ser­vices some pri­vate jet­ties and a public boat ramp. Ap­par­ently boat ac­cess has been an is­sue for years, but surely this money could have been bet­ter spent.

There is a word-class ma­rina at Tri­abunna and other public boat ramps nearby. Kate Lowther West Ho­bart

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