Allan Cowley (red jumper) and residents raise their glasses in a mock toast to the Byron Shire Council.
Allan Cowley (red jumper) and residents raise their glasses in a mock toast to the Byron Shire Council.

No party for walkway anniversary

There was a cake and champagne, but it was no party for 30 angry residents who yesterday gathered on the Lighthouse Road walkway at Byron Bay to protest and mark the fifth anniversary since a section of the walkway was washed away.


The group raised their glasses in a mock toast to the inefficiency of the Byron Shire Council who residents say has taken far too long to have the walkway repaired.


Lighthouse Road resident Allan Cowley said there had been a singular lack of will, of good governance, of even decency in council’s failure to drive the repair of the walkway forward.


“We have fought for more than 20 years to get the walkway built,” Mr Cowley said.


“We were all so delighted when it was finally finished.


“At this rate we will be celebrating the seventh anniversary in 2012.”


Tenders for walkway repair are expected to be called by the end of the year.
 


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