When a fence posts a border fence
Posted November 08, 2018 03:00:46 A fence post in the Brisbane suburb of New Brighton has raised eyebrows after it was posted with the message: “We are in your backyard.
It was first posted in May this year and since then, more than 2,000 people have posted comments on the wall, including one from a young woman.
“I’ve been here for seven months and there is no fence, there is a road,” she wrote.
“We have got two cars, I can’t drive to work and I can never drive to school.
How is it that we’re not allowed to have a car?
And it’s like, you know what, you’ve got to keep it up.
“The post was posted at the time of the Brisbane floods, but has since been removed.
The Courier-Mail understands the fence was not installed by the state government, but is the work of a contractor, and is funded by the Queensland government.
Queensland Government spokesperson Lisa Fyfe said the post was removed after the contractor received a letter of complaint from the community.”
The community of New Brighton has been extremely supportive and has been very concerned with the use of public resources in the area,” she said.”
It was not our decision to post the fence, however it was approved by the contractor.
“Ms Fyf said the contractor was in the process of assessing the cost of the fence and would not be commenting on the case at this stage.
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