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November 11th 2007
Pathway statement from Blue on Blue

The pathway near the seepage area Magnetic Times has new received a statement from a Blue on Blue's spokesperson about the closed pathway which runs between the new development and the marina and has prevented the public from accessing the Nelly Bay Terminal.

The statement reads:

"Council have closed the pathway due to water permeating the retaining wall and ponding on the pathway creating some slippery areas.

"Blue on Blue has offered to clean Council's pathway of any slippery material in return for Council opening the pathway.

"Investigations are underway as to the course of the seepage and whether the Council owned retaining wall was constructed with adequate subsoil drainage.

"Locals have indicated that the above conditions have been occurring since the pathway was originally opened and that Council regularly cleaned down the pathway.

"The pathway and the retaining wall were constructed as part of the original reclamation works and were handed over to Council prior to Blue on Blue being involved."

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Pathway statement from Blue on Blue
November 12th 2007
A couple of years ago, when we could all walk around the path slipping and sliding at the wet spot (which clearly got worse when the in-ground irrigation was operating), an elderly woman fell over just there and hurt herself - quite badly as it turned out. Despite the best efforts of the local Council guys to fix the symptoms it seemed likely that only some sort of gutter and drain would take the seepage under the walkway. Even the replacement of the little sales building with a complete block of units including underground basement, has failed to staunch the flow of seepage - or at least last time I looked.
Months ago (about March?), Jenny Hill told some locals the Council would allow the path to be closed for three months while someone ("the developers", BonB or whoever) fixed the problem. I guess the Council amalgamations and imminent local government elections in March next year have created some new priorities, although it's amazing how quickly a new place was found for the cement batching plant when the big end of town really wanted it.

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