This is the ‘famous’ Telstra pit at the corner of O’Reilly Drive and Cougall Cct which has been on BeCA’s agenda to fix for some time. BeCA has been to Council to have Telstra fix it and Council has said that they have had no response from Telstra regarding the issue. It was then handballed back to BeCA again to pursue. BeCA has been following up with the issue and at last has found a ‘person’ to speak to regarding the problem. It was soon after that BeCA Chairperson Paul Harrison was told his Telstra Pit in his front yard had been repaired but unfortunately it wasn’t the one which is causing the problem.
Today Paul has again been onto Telstra and then the Communications Omsbudsman. It has now been declared a Sunshine Coast Regional Council problem and it their responsibility to fix it. The argument is Telstra put the pit in, Council then built the footpath but did not raise the pit to the level required. Therefore the current dangerous situation is a SCRC problem!
We will wait for the next episode!