Letter to the Editor regarding the recent story about Rubbish Accumulation around the Myall area.
In relation to your article on 1 January regarding ‘Keeping Up With Demand – Myall Coast Rubbish Solutions’.
This sign is the response to my written request to Council asking for ‘A skip placed in the car park at the end of Sanderling Ave in the beach car park would assist us locals who walk along the beach and keep it clean’.
Council expects a visitor to our beach on Friday afternoon to pick up his rubbish, retain it until Sunday afternoon, when the tip opens, locate the Tip and deposit the trash together with a fee.
Get real! Firstly they don’t pick up the trash and who in his right mind is going to follow these instructions. Us residents usually pick up the rubbish.
The Cairns and Townsville Councils welcome visitors. They have drinking fountains for both humans and animals placed at strategic spots along their foreshore together with pooh bag dispensers and a dustbin nearby to dispose of the rubbish.
Our Council puts up threatening signs and chops down the Coral trees along the waterfront and we are supposed to be a tourist mecca.
I was not contacted by the waste section. We just discovered the sign in the car park.
David Bruce, Tea Gardens
The big issue at Pindimar over the holidays is garbage. Peter Economos write this report on behalf of the Pindimar Bundabah Community Association.
“Over the past 10 years Council has failed to address this issue satisfactorily.
They are not serving the local residents / ratepayers with the garbage service required over the Christmas and holiday periods.
The people of this area should be treated the same way as those elsewhere with facilities provided to cope with this issue.
They have stopped supplying Skips to collect the additional garbage.
They expect holiday visitors to the area to take their garbage to the landfill facilities.
This does not happen, it finishes up on the sides of the road or into the bush, an untidy health/safety issue for local residents.
Council’s excuse is budget restraints.
They could charge non-urban ratepayers a minor garbage collection fee and resolve this problem.
The photo are Skips filled with garbage during past holiday periods which Council failed to empty as required.
Their solution this year is not to supply them saying incorrectly that the non supply worked at Easter time.
Complaints and documentation proved that their statements are incorrect.
They are not appreciating the volunteer workers of the area that keep it neat and tidy all year round.”