Sunshine Love brought a breath of fresh air into the council chamber yesterday – until she mentioned she could have died in a Bauple drain.
Sunshine Love brought a breath of fresh air into the council chamber yesterday – until she mentioned she could have died in a Bauple drain. TONI McRAE

Sunshine brings light to meeting

COUNCILLORS yesterday seemed to take a shine to Sunshine Love.

The Bauple woman, who took advantage of the public participation slot at the ordinary meeting in Tavistock Street, told councillors she was a natural therapist, trained in architecture, a professional business person and that she worked closely with indigenous communities.

“I live in the old fairy house in Bauple,” Sunshine said.

“I bring a lot into this area.”

Then suddenly she dampened everyone’s spirits with the announcement that the drainage in Bauple was extremely dangerous.

“I had a bad fall about two years ago at night,” she said.

“There were no street lights in Bauple and I’d come from a meeting at the showground and I could have died in the drain there.

“I had to be taken to hospital.

“If an old person fell down a drain it could cost the council an absolute fortune.”

Later, Sunshine, who says she is also part of Love International Ministries, told the Chronicle the fall into the drain caused her great pain and she couldn’t engage in sex for some time.

Sunshine offered to get together a team of volunteers to fix Bauple’s drains for free, “if the council gives us supplies and equipment”.

Mayor Mick Kruger looked pleased, if not a tad surprised, and asked Wayne Sweeney, director of infrastructure and environmental services, to chat with Sunshine about her offer.

Mr Sweeney caught her at morning tea and was probably thankful he didn’t have to deal with the region’s troublesome bridges for at least 10 minutes of his day.



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