Design by computer needs dose of reality
It is impossible to understand how so long after the initial Ulladulla Milton bypass concept was first designed, that with the tremendous growth of the whole area the plan to divide the quiet and charming village of Lake Burrill with the roar of trucks, cars and motorbikes and for the road to continue on to Lake Tabourie, another quiet little village.
It is obvious that there has not been any consideration of the amenity of this area and I wonder if anybody in the planning and design section has ever been to this area and taken themselves away from design by computer.
Project the traffic flow 20 years after this current concept forward is completed and try to imagine how this proposed design will have destroyed this area.
With current ability for tunnelling and incredible earthworks we see happening all around our country there is obviously the ability to move the bypass westward after leaving Ulladulla and continue to join the existing highway near the Termeil area.
In the past two years I have driven north along the highway to north of Byron Bay and seen the incredible roadworks, bridges and bypasses that have occurred. I have heard details of the proposed bypass of Coffs Harbour and am left wondering why the planners are intent on destroying this pristine area of Lake Burrill and Lake Tabourie when it is apparent that money is available for designs which do not destroy the amenity of peoples' homes.
Graeme Philpott, Lake Tabourie
Helping hand could be parking solution
It is pleasing to find that we now have 45 degree angle parking white lines on Green Street opposite the Post Office. One car now takes up one space instead of two.
The next matter our council should examine is placing parkers setting out parking spaces on the side walls of the new Boree Street temporary car park. This would suggest to motorists that they take up one space instead of two.
Philip Smith-Hill, Ulladulla
Bypass woes need to go
Why are we talking about a bypass for Milton? Why did we get a bypass for Berry before Albion Park? Why is no-one talking about a bypass for Nowra? Is there another regional town in NSW suffering such abominable traffic congestion?
Traffic in Nowra has become beyond intolerable for a country town and region which depends on tourism, accessible by road only, once you have crossed the Shoalhaven River.
Every day, all day, but worst in the morning and evening peak hours, traffic is filling Nowra streets to gridlock and the highway is almost paralysed, while locals attempt to get where they are going.
The frustration is palpable and it isn't even holiday-time yet.
We will have nine sets of traffic lights and eight roundabouts to get through Nowra, with no overpasses or grade-separation construction, to alleviate the stop-start traffic flow.
How deplorable that a regional town should be neglected in such a way!
It is difficult enough to keep the CBD alive and to stop people spending their hard-earned dollars in Shellharbour and online, without having to deal with this chaos.
Our single river-crossing is servicing over 110,000 local people alone, including the north and central Shoalhaven.
We continue to be neglected because our vote is so predictable at the state level.
Very little has been spent up until now, in the South Coast and southern Kiama electorates.
The federal election brought out the vote-buying promises for Milton. Now's the time to protest LOUD AND CLEAR!