The Coffs Coast Advocate - - OPINION NEWS -

Why the crit­i­cisms on the Jetty fore­shores? I READ the whinges and the gripes about the new work on the Jetty Fore­shores across Face­book and reader com­ments to the Ad­vo­cate.

Far out, the gov­ern­ment and coun­cil threw de­cent money into a worth­while project that im­proves Coffs Har­bour and peo­ple still whinge.

If the shade is an is­sue, wear a hat.

If the steps are too hot, jump into Jetty Beach. Enough said.

Look, big­ger pic­ture, peo­ple.

Thank you to all in­volved. This has been the best money I’ve seen spent in Coffs Har­bour this year. Keep up the good work. Coffs must fo­cus on the fam­i­lies, lo­cals and tourists lov­ing the new fa­cil­i­ties ev­ery day and not the noisy mi­nor­ity.

Peter Ch­ester­field

Not a fan of city’s sports tourism push WE CAN­NOT just rely on our sport to bring vis­i­tors into Coffs Har­bour, there has to be much, much more.

Just look at Port Mac­quarie, they are go­ing ahead in leaps and bounds and we are go­ing back­wards.

The much-needed Pa­cific High­way by­pass is hap­pen­ing when?

They spoke about it in 1954 and are still scratch­ing their heads.

Just look at all the clo­sures – the Catholic Club, the deep sea fish­ing club, Novo­tel Pa­cific Bay and nu­mer­ous busi­nesses.

We don’t even have an in­for­ma­tion cen­tre. We have so much po­ten­tial, so who is to blame?

Has any­body out there got the so­lu­tion?

Phyllis Tay­lor

Buy­ers be­ware of cheap rust buck­ets AF­TER re­tir­ing my 35-year-old trailer, I needed an­other one and so two years ago I pur­chased a trailer from a Coffs Har­bour hard­ware re­tailer.

Sadly, af­ter nine months of own­er­ship, the floor be­gan to rust. By 18 months it was two-thirds rusted.

I rang the peo­ple I be­lieve had built it in Beer­wah, Queens­land, and they were non-com­mit­tal.

I had it sprayed but that did not work.

Just be­fore the two-year war­ranty ex­pired, the whole back of the trailer col­lapsed in the mid­dle of the road and I found my­self drag­ging a twisted tail­gate.

I called Queens­land again and they fit­ted a new floor and tail­gate.

I might add that there is no weld on this trailer, it has been pop-riv­et­ted to­gether.

I have never seen this done be­fore. Upon fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion I learned that the prod­uct has been sent from China as “flat-pack”.

It is im­ported to Aus­tralia to a com­pany that uses pop-riv­ets to put it to­gether.

The trailer now does not close on the tail­gate so I can only use on catch and need to use wire to join the other side. Con­se­quently it is dif­fi­cult to open also.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the axle is bent in the mid­dle and would be considered not road­wor­thy.

Lynn Bid­dulph

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