Mackay Regional Council removed the Bucasia Beach swimming enclosure without warning last week.
Mackay Regional Council removed the Bucasia Beach swimming enclosure without warning last week.

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So sad regarding the Bucasia enclosure. My kids swam there many years ago - loved going down there in summer seeing all the families and children enjoying the beach.

No matter what any councillor says to justify not having to spend money - it was a lot safer, hands down than the set up that is in place now.

Firstly, the enclosure was placed down the beach not right on the creek, where there are definitely crocodiles so to start with, that is a safety issue.

A proper enclosure is an effective protection against stingers - a suit worn as well for complete protection but I have not heard of anyone being attacked by a crocodile, or stung in an enclosure.

The lifeguard at weekends - is a pathetic substitute, a bandaid.

Families like to swim after school during the week, especially in the middle of summer, not just two days a week.

If enclosures weren’t effective, then I’m pretty sure the Whitsunday and Townsville councils would not invest in them.

It just feels like the council is filled with glee about the increase in residency in the Northern Beaches - guess it adds up to more rates, but seriously what about the community, give us back our enclosure, this was a promise that was made at the election.

Start listening to the community and the unanimous voice is saying we want an enclosure back.

CS, Bucasia

THE Bucasia community has lost an icon, but resident will not take it sitting down.

Marsha Hodgson: I think you will be surprised at how many people back you. Swim enclosure is a must.

Mick Hansen: As a kid from Bucasia the enclosure was that popular it was hard to get a spot in the water, haha.

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Fiona Cameron: I’m just not sure who is listening to him. Certainly not his parliamentary colleagues. It’s all very well to have a loud voice that gets you some media attention, but if you can’t work well with others, what can you actually achieve? He says a lot, but apart from endlessly driving up and down the state, what has he DONE? Is the ability to be seen what we really need from our elected representatives? I think I’d be happier if they were in their offices working away. Actions . . .not just words.



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