Bravo Mayor John Ranns for expressing your common sense views. Considering removing the staircase for even a moment is unthinkable.
Furthermore, the strenuous, approximate 2.8-kilometre hike is not an option for many families with young children, beach gear, food, etc. At times the path is very dangerous due to slippage and there are also some serious vertical rises. Simply put, it is not a “walk in the park.”
Reconsider, CRD Committee. If necessary stage repairs on a priority basis which would delay some work into the next budget year.