Opinion: No purpose for Parklets in Port Stephens Opinion by News Of The Area - Modern Media - May 17, 2021 DEAR News Of The Area, AFTER just retiring recently to Shoal Bay I have been telling my family and friends how beautiful this hidden little treasure is, calling it the North Shore of Nelson Bay. That is until these cheap nasty parklets arrived. They serve absolutely no purpose except for one cafe. They have completely devalued and cheapened the look of Shoal bay. Now that the foreshore is under renovation and even more parking is temporarily taken away, it is extremely urgent that these Parklets be removed immediately. The elderly need a disabled parking spot outside the chemist as well as parking where the Parklets are currently situated. Regards, Cathay EDWARDS, Shoal Bay.