Lights are needed for safety
I have observed that the current placement of barriers is directing students away from the intersection of St Vincent and South streets, Ulladulla. The problem is that students treat the crossing area as if it was a normal pedestrian crossing even though it is not marked as such. I have noticed many will walk across in front of cars expecting them to stop and most do but I have also noticed the frustration of drivers as students disrespect the driver, casually walking along, sometimes looking at their phones.
This situation will only be alleviated with the installation of lights which gives a clear indication as to when to stop and go for all parties. They will also make it much safer for the buses turning right at the intersection.
M. Yule, Mollymook
Honouring our World War II veterans
Recently I had the honour of joining with veterans from the Sussex Inlet RSL Sub-Branch for a service to honour the sacrifice of our Vietnam veterans, National Service personnel, Korean War veterans, and to recognise the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific and the end of World War II.
I was also delighted to present a special commemorative medallion and certificate to our local living World War II veterans.
These medals are an important symbol to recognise the service of our World War II veterans.
They are now available to every living veteran on the South Coast to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the war.
World War II veterans, or their families on their behalf, can apply by contacting my office on 4423 1782 or emailing Fiona.Phillips.MP@aph.gov.au.
Thank you to all our remarkable veterans and serving Australian Defence Force members for protecting us.
F. Phillips, Federal Member for Gilmore
Council shows climate leadership
Congratulations to Shoalhaven City Council for its leadership on reducing carbon emissions and transitioning away from fossil fuels (Renewable pledge, 28/8). Sadly Environment Minister Sussan Ley thinks local councils should focus on dealing with household rubbish. Now that over 100 local governments in Australia and New Zealand have declared a climate emergency, what will the Minister think?
R. Peck, Hawthorn, Vic
Hospital gave great care
With the recent passing of my mother Elvin Foley, I would like to commend the local community for the wonderful palliative care suites at Milton Hospital.
The care of Milton Hospital staff was outstanding, showing much compassion, wonderful nursing skills to make my Mum's passing peaceful and full of dignity.
Many thanks to all those who in the local community made this facility possible.