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April 16th 2010
Public Notice: Breakwall to close for landscaping

Following is an important notice from the Department of Transport & Main Roads regarding the landscaping work to be conducted on the Nelly Bay Harbour breakwall.

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Public Notice: Breakwall to close for landscaping
wendy Tubman
April 15th 2010
Contrary to the announcement by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Nelly Bay Harbour main breakwater landscaping does NOT work. (The removal of the full stop at the end of the heading - it is a phrase rather than a sentence, because the word 'works' is used as a noun and not a verb, and so does not warrant a full stop - would have accurately represented what the Department, presumably, intended to say.) Pedantic? Maybe. But maybe I'm sick of highly paid, presumably educated bureaucrats who are paid to write, setting a bad example for those trying to learn the language. But, no maybe about it, I'm furious that tax-payers are being forced to pay $627,000 + GST ($627,000 + GST!!!) for landscaping that was the acknowledged responsibility of the developers of the environmental, social and economic disaster that is Nelly Bay Harbour.

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