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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Black & White in Swan Creek?

Swan Creek is a very small village 5 minutes north of Grafton. Someone is mightily pissed off about road works which are occurring in the village at present.

This is my contribution to Dragonstar's Weekend in Black & White.

14 comments:

  1. Yes, definitely p***ed off! I don't remember that little town but we only lived in Grafton for 11 months back in 1988-89.

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  2. Roadworks always bring out opposition ... seen plenty of it around here and there are still years of it left to go but the bits they have finished look great.

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  3. He was probably pissed of because he had to keep going up the bloody ladder, writing one or two letters, going down the ladder, moving the ladder along a bit, then going up the ladder, writing one or two letters ... I wonder how come he managed to keep his lines straight ... maybe he was a teacher from-way-back who was used to writing on boards ... he was probably pissed off, too, because this board had corrugations. I see he had a jar of white-out, too. If he was pissed orf, it is probably appropriate that he be fed bull-shit.

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    1. Definately not a school teacher

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  4. I think Julie said it best. The guy was angry that day.

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    1. Still angry - the RTA (now RMS)
      spent over a Million Dollars on road works for little improvement & for the benefit of the council subdivision & access for one local dairy farmer

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  5. Yes, they are! Makes for interesting photos though. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  6. Interesting graffiti. I love Julie's response!

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  7. yes He is veryPist off as are many residence in this st and you would be too if you lived here when it was quiet and our home, we have been putting up with this disruption since November and it is not to finish till after May.
    Please enjoy your little bit of paradise where you live have a great day.

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  8. Anonymous. I Drove past Swan Ck yesterday and can't believe that this roadwork is still going on. It does seem like overkill to kerb and gutter your village! May!!! That is unbelievable!
    When I was driving to Maclean yesterday I noticed that the RMS has cleared a lot of trees growing on the riverbank. No-one else would be allowed to do this, they have more power than the police.

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    1. Overkill too right!!!!!

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  9. This is typical of the RTA(RMS) to alter infrastructure in the name of safety and for so called economical benefits, this road at Swan Creek has taken a relativly quiet st and added an other 40 to 50% of the total village traffic to pass the doors of people whom purchased their properties because of the quiet nature of this neighbor hood. I also have a rural property which is detrimental to the survival of my stock during flooding as a refuge, this property is to be severed by the RMS with a 4 lane highway linking Brisbane to Sydney. The reasons given by the RMS is to make the highway safer and more economical but infact this highway would be much safer and economical if it was constructed on the eastern side of the coastal range. It would be 29klms shorter, straighter, no fog areas, no flooding, only 1 minor bridge construction.
    Where it is to currently go all the above are major construction and safety issues.
    But National Parks and Wild Life (National Sparks and Wild Fires)have been put before tax payers and peoples lively hoods, to sum this up we as tax payers who pay for these roads have absolutely no say in the matter.

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