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Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:52 pm

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

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RE: Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:03 pm

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



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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]
 
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RE: Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:55 am



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

You mean thongs, don't you?  Smile
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RE: Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:18 am



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 
 
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RE: Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:43 am

Maybe this idea was born out from the 2020 summit. Possibly by such luminaries as Corinne Grant.
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RE: Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:02 am

And maybe they just want to clean up the beach. The shells are dumped, unwanted imports.

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RE: Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:06 pm



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.
 
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RE: Aussie Govt Goes Off The Deep End

Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:09 pm

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

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