At the same time, when the much-needed reconstruction and improvement of Newcastle’s ocean baths is due to begin, Audi drivers breaking the “shaved avocado ham” have taken action to challenge this (“Battle in the Baths”). Newcastle Herald 4/3). In my opinion, these people do not represent the majority of payers, but only their egotists. I believe most would not have swum 20 meters if chained by a shark; They just want to kibosh out what people have been waiting for and what was voted on in an open council with the right community consultation process. For too long we have been subservient to groups of elites who claim to represent the people. For this much-needed project we need to give advice to the council. I hope they get along with it.