THE Telstra pit, left open for about six months at Callala Beach, has been covered.
For about six months the telecommunications company left a gaping wound on the side of the main road into the popular coastal village.
Residents who take pride in the area had enough and after complaining to Telstra last year felt they had no alternative but to take the issue to the media.
The story ran in the Register on Wednesday and was on our website on Monday. Telstra had the pit fixed by Thursday afternoon.
Callala Beach resident Darryl McLean said he was amazed at the quick response last week after waiting so long previously.
“We have walked past this eyesore for years. I lodged a complaint with Telstra six months ago to have it fixed.
“It only took two days in the paper, hello.
“The power of the press has done it again and the hole is repaired.
“We still have the mesh and rubbish to be cleared, but how great is that. Thank you, Register.”
A spokesperson from Telstra apologised for the delay in repairing the pit and thanked the community for its patience.
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