Just imag­ine

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS OPINION -

JUST imag­ine if, in­stead of re­spond­ing to pub­lic pres­sure by tak­ing back con­trol of the Mooloolaba fore­shore camp­ing ground to con­vert it to open pub­lic space, coun­cil had de­cided to leave it there for the re­stricted use of a small mi­nor­ity.

Can’t imag­ine that? No? Nei­ther can I.

Just imag­ine if, in­stead of de­ploy­ing pa­trols and speed cam­eras to de­ter or catch the mi­nor­ity of driv­ers speed­ing on a par­tic­u­lar street, po­lice had re­sponded to res­i­dent con­cerns by lim­it­ing use of that street to cars with two peo­ple on board (or driv­ers with red hair and glasses).

Can’t imag­ine that? No? Nei­ther can I.

Just imag­ine if, in­stead of re­spond­ing to a small num­ber of com­plaints about un­ruly dog be­hav­iour by ed­u­cat­ing and deal­ing with (warn­ing/fin­ing) the few ir­re­spon­si­ble own­ers, coun­cil pro­posed to limit ac­cess to a sig­nif­i­cant sec­tion of our beach to only on-leash dogs.

Can you imag­ine that? No, nei­ther can I – and clearly nor can the more than 4000 peo­ple who signed Stephanie Wil­son’s on­line pe­ti­tion against the pro­posal. — LEIGH BAKER Boka­rina

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