No issues with main street
Boree St should be left as is. The assumption that its not working as a two way street is totally unfounded. The speed humps work well . The pedestrian crossing works well. All that is needed is a roundabout at Green St and Boree St to keep the traffic flowing.
W. Magnusson, Ulladulla.
Not pedestrian friendly
Boree Street is not pedestrian friendly. Only one crossing and council signs warning vehicles have right of way over pedestrians. In most large shopping centers areas in Sydney it’s pedestrians who have right of way over vehicles.
So the two speed bumps be changed to pedestrian crossings. Plus the signs on vehicle have right of way be removed. Signage for high pedestrian area. One way going south is a good idea.
R. Croft, Milton.
Last week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released employment figures which clearly show that the Federal government’s weekend penalty rates cut has not resulted in more jobs being created. Indeed for the 12 months to May this year there was a net loss of retail jobs including hospitality. Alarmingly, these figures were released just prior to the second series of rate cuts coming into effect. So there it is, no more jobs being created. Readers may recall previous letters where I have asked our local member, Ann Sudmalis to release evidence of job creation since the cuts came into effect. These letters have been rudely ignored. I understand the Times have also requested these figures from her office with the same result. Now it’s finally time for Mrs Sudmails to engage with her electorate and face the facts. Tell us all now Mrs Sudmalis how the penalty rate cuts are assisting our community. Tell us how they are assisting the young people in particular. Previously you said that they “were a gift to the young”. In truth, these cuts are assisting only those in business and represent a sleight of hand redistribution of wealth away from those who can least afford it. Your silence on this issue is shameful and indicates your disdain for your electorate which you appear to take for granted.
At the next Federal election, voters will have a stark choice to make. Do we wish to continue supporting a highly paid Liberal candidate who ignores her constituents, and who seems to be completely out of touch with the electorate of Gilmore? Or are we ready for Fiona Phillips and Labor with their focus on equality across all sectors of the community?
G. Miller, Little Forest
CHILDREN STANDING IN BUSES
All this talk of the dangers of travelling the Princes Highway South of Nowra and the high accident rates along this stretch of road I have to wonder why the Government still allows overcrowded school buses to travel this road with children standing. Politicians have been going on about it for years with buses having to have seat belts but if there's no seats available then kids have to stand without restraint. It's obviously not a priority as I contacted Shelley Hancock’s office two weeks ago about the issue and received no response. I dread the day there's an accident involving an overcrowded school bus.
D. Shepherd, Basin View
COUNCIL SHOW SUPPORT
I call on the Shoalhaven City Council to recognise the Uluru Statement from the Heart and support a Treaty/Makarrata Commission.
E. Langdon, Nowra
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
The Shoalhaven councillors that claimed they were not racist and then voted against Nina Cheyne's motion to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart appear not to understand that actions speak louder than words.
T. Peach, Huskisson