Blue Godbee, Vanna Fry, Cathy Lowson and Noel Fry looking at the Banora Point upgrade after their exclusive bus tour.
Blue Godbee, Vanna Fry, Cathy Lowson and Noel Fry looking at the Banora Point upgrade after their exclusive bus tour. John Gass

Highway work inspected

SENIORS from a Banora Point retirement village had an exclusive tour of the Banora Point upgrade project yesterday.

A group of residents from Ocean View Banora Point were able to take a bus ride through areas of the project normally off-limits to the public.

Resident Noel Fry, 87, said he enjoyed getting another perspective on the project.

“I’ve been very interested watching it as it goes up piece by piece,” he said.

“From our place we’ve been watching what’s going on and you don’t see the bottom parts and how much they’ve got to dig out to put the cutting in.”

Mr Fry said he was impressed with how well construction crews were working and the sheer scale of the project.

“There’s been a lot of concrete poured into that... it’s a massive job and they are so organised,” he said. “We should have bought shares in a concrete business before they started.”

Mr Fry, who has lived in the area on and off since the 1960s, said he would not be sad to say goodbye to the old Sexton Hill.

“It is a bit noisy, but when this is finished it’s going to be a lot better.”

“It’s a massive job and they are so organised... we should have bought shares in a concrete business before they started.”



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