Those of us who regularly traverse George Rex Drive (that is, the entire town), will have scratched their heads in wonder at the purpose to which a small piece of roadside land was to be used, alongside the entrance to the golf driving range. We watched as the land was graded, and then a few layers of asphalt carelessly applied. Then a high fence was erected, followed by unsightly razor wire. Goodness! Perhaps this was to be one of those temporary camps to help cope with the mass of illegal immigrants? Alas no.
How disappointing to find it was to be nothing more than a lowly storage depot for road building plant and equipment. Residents in the immediate area must be delighted.
Readers might wonder as I do, why this compound, if truly required, might not have been tucked more discreetly away in some corner of the industrial area where it could not assault the eye. But nay, our ‘Planners’ determined it should be located directly on the road which carries every tourist to our town’s iconic Heads. Well done to whomsoever approved the project. Trebles all round.
Michael Conrad Wood