Is essential local infrastructure maintenance being held back?

We have wondered before if Council is holding back on essential infrastructure maintenance. Might this be because of the CCS now being a priority? Or because Coastal works is focusing on work external to Coffs Harbour? Or possibly both?

By The Editor

You can see an earlier story that suggested this may be because Coastal Works is doing work elsewhere here; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/local-infrastructure-backlog-due-to-coastal-works-doing-work-elsewhere/

Now readers have provided photos of a bridge near Korora, and which is not far from the Pacific Highway, that we are told has been reported to the Coffs Harbour City Council as being badly in need of repair.

We have been told that Council did some repair work but locals who contacted CCO and sent the five photos reproduced here, and taken yesterday, are seriously underwhelmed with what was done.

This bridge is used by locals daily and that includes school buses and waste removal trucks too.

Some of the locals also wondered whether Council had received government grant monies for work like this as a result of the bushfires or for other reasons.

UPDATE 9.30 a.m – 20-07-21 – The following video was sent to us by a resident who lives near this bridge;

Residents also tell CCO they believe scheduled resealing of the nearby Findlay’s Road was recently withdrawn. Some even speculate that it may be related to the complaints about the bridge.

What do you think? Do you have similar stories to tell? Use the comments box below if you do.

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