THE debacle which is the bus service to the city just gets worse and worse. The drivers say they weren’t consulted about it and it’s unworkable. Passengers have no clue where they are supposed to be and the new stops aren’t properly marked meaning that people are waiting at the set down stop, only to be told by the driver setting down that they must go to another stop, that he or she can’t pick them up even though it’s the bus they want because they have to walk a block down the street. To cap it all off, one bus driver was threatened with a parking ticket when she was trying to pull in to the bus stop in front of the police station. To take the buses out of an interchange and spread them around the city is a seriously backward step. We should be encouraging people to use public transport more often, not making it as difficult as possible so that they have to go back to driving to get to their destination.
GREAT to see the council’s planning committee has insisted that any development on Radical Bay, Magnetic Island must allow for access to the beach by the public. As a regular visitor to this very special beach I think it would be a great loss if it were to be locked away for the private use of a few very rich people. Obviously the owners should be able to develop it, it is freehold land after all, but not at the expense of the general public – beaches are for everyone to visit and enjoy, not just the rich.
HEAR the State Government is checking the feasibility of building a second building in the CBD. Word is that they would rather rent but there just isn’t any office space available which meets their standards and requirements so they’re going to have to build it themselves.
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