Noosa North Shore ferry to accept silver coins or implement card facilities

Noosa North Shore ferry to accept silver coins or implement card facilities

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Greta Sluce started this petition to Noosa Council and

My husband and I are local Tewantin residents and use the Noosa North Shore ferry service 1-2 times a week to take our dog to the beach. On Monday 7th June we were verbally abused by a worker for handing over $1 in silver coins (50c, 2 x 20c, 1x 10c) to help make up the $16 fair it costs to get there and back on the ferry. We reminded the operator that if you state you are a ‘cash only’ business then you must accept ALL cash, and people using this service cannot be denied when using silver as it is a legal tender.

We were called vulgar names, had our windows banged on aggressively after refusing to wind them down due to feeling unsafe and were yelled at twice to reverse our vehicle off the ferry and F$&k off if we couldn’t pay with gold coins.
I am 33 weeks pregnant and my husband and I certainly did not deserve to be subjected to this kind of abuse especially as we were paying the correct fare regardless of how it was made up in coins.

This is not the first time we have experienced this kind of hostility when paying to use this service and have also heard from numerous other people who have been subjected to the same kind of abuse and foul language, often times in front of young kids or families.

This ferry is the gateway to major tourist attractions here in Noosa and sees thousands  of visitors to the area yearly to access Teewah and Rainbow Beach, as well as tradies and staff that work on North Shore. 

It’s time Noosa council stop burying their head in the sand and started acting on the numerous complains made against Noosa North Shore ferries and their ridiculous ‘cash only’ policy. It is not acceptable that Council continue to allow this kind of abuse to happen to locals and tourists simply because they take a cut of the pie at the end of the month. 

I ask that you please sign and get behind this petition requiring Noosa Council to act, and that the Noosa North Shore ferry implement card facilities or stop rejecting silver coins as a legal tender.

Thank you

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