DOWN IN THE MOUTH OVER WORKS
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