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Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End  
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8709 posts, RR: 24
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

An Australian government body will begin removing seashells from a beach because they make the beach too uncomfortable to walk on:

The committee, responsible for managing seven kilometres of coast stretching from Rye to Sorrento, has ordered oyster shells be cleared from Blairgowrie beach in time for the summer peak season.

But the decision has provoked criticism the committee is being overly protective and bureaucratic.

Kelvin Stingel, from the Whitecliffs to Camerons Bight Foreshore Committee of Management, said residents’ complaints about the “hazardous sharp” shells had prompted the volunteer body to act.

“We haven’t had any reports of people being injured but they said that they might get injured,” Mr Stingel said. “I walked across it myself and I wouldn’t let my kids run across it, it is pretty bad.”


http://www.theage.com.au/environment...l-shocks-20081221-730v.html?farkit

The nanny state gone mad. I have a cheaper solution: Flip-flops.


Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

You might want to check who they are.

Whitecliffs to Camerons Bight Foreshore Reseve Committee of Management Inc. can be found on the Mornington Shire website, but when you go to the link to the Committee you get



You are now leaving the Mornington Peninsula Shire web site....

Mornington Peninsula Shire is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of content on linked web sites.
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Go to http://www.foreshore.net.au/whitecliffs


The Committee are unpaid volunteers appointed by the Minister for Planning.

The Committee employ staff to manage and improve the foreshore on behalf of all beach users, and to protect its environment for future generations.

We welcome school groups, scouting groups, outdoor education groups etc, off season (Feb to December).


Who knows what they are but a government they are not.

[Edited 2009-01-04 08:06:41]

User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 1864 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1661 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):
The nanny state gone mad. I have a cheaper solution: Flip-flops.

You mean thongs, don't you?  Smile



Applying insanity to normality
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1644 times:



Quoting Allrite (Reply 2):
You mean thongs, don't you?

Once the Kiwis come to their senses and re-join the Commonwealth, we will have to decide if we stick to "thongs" or consider the "jandals" possibility.  biggrin 

Quoting Baroque (Reply 1):

Those Peninsula shires could not keep their websites up-to-date if their lives depended on it. Thank goodness we inner-urban types grace their beaches with our godly visits every now and then to remind them how lucky they are to have us patronising them.  biggrin 


User currently offlineCupraIbiza From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Maybe this idea was born out from the 2020 summit. Possibly by such luminaries as Corinne Grant.


Everyday is a gift…… but why does it have to be a pair of socks?
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24630 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1578 times:
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And maybe they just want to clean up the beach. The shells are dumped, unwanted imports.

mariner



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1500 times:



Quoting Mariner (Reply 5):
And maybe they just want to clean up the beach

I guess the real laugh is that those guys are the home of sanity compared with the (ex) Wollongong City Council.  white  The court cases roll on AFAIK.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2784 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Forget overly protective and bureaucratic, it seems like they have a lot of free time on their hands!

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