I have followed the debate concerning the Milton Ulladulla bypass with great interest. Most people objecting to the proposed route, cite potential increased traffic congestion around Burrill Lake and Lake Tabourie as reasons to reject the proposal. They typically mention how traffic will bank up through these villages and thus negatively affect the amenity of the area. However, no matter how hard I try, I cannot understand or agree with this train of thought. To me, it entirely lacks basic logic.
Assuming the bypass begins at Canberra Crescent as planned, then obviously a certain proportion of traffic heading North will take the bypass. These are vehicles not wanting to stop in Milton/Ulladulla. As a result, there will be less traffic banking back towards the Burrill bridge than there currently is, not more. It would therefore be unrealistic to even imagine traffic banking back as far as Tabourie. Where would all this traffic originate?
If we accept that the total volume of traffic on the highway now, would be somewhat similar to the volume after the bypass is built, then I have great difficulty agreeing with these objectors.
Given the preceding analysis, perhaps the Go West movement, which has so far failed to suggest a realistic alternative, would be wise to explore the real motives for their objections.
G. Miller, Termeil
Diseases are on the move
It is worth considering as we experience crazy weather due to man-made climate change, there is another concern with a changing climate. Microscopic diseases on the move too. There is a genuine concern that along with parasitic invaders such as ticks, viruses like Hendra have an opportunity to travel south with a changing climate. Any epidemiologist would be more than aware of this I'm sure. More warmer, wet and humid weather is not necessarily a good thing for bacteria and viruses.
J. Panneman, Jerrabomberra
Thanks for your vigilance
Our Ulladulla leisure centre is a safe place. The wonderful staff are on the ball for all who belong and visit. We thank them all for their vigilance.
D. Knowles, Ulladulla
Ban them before it's too late
A big shout-out to NSW Maritime for enforcing water craft rules in Jervis Bay. Tourists and locals alike love Jervis Bay because of the beaches, serenity, pristine waters and high on the list marine life. Having what I refer to as the 99 percenters (99 per cent of jetski riders are jerks) roaring around the bay at high speeds, circling around dolphin pods, is driving marine life away. Locals will testify the has been a dramatic drop in dolphin sightings since jerkskis have infiltrated the bay. Ban them now before it is too late, tourists will still come. Jervis Bay is a marine park not a jetski race track.
M. Hunter, Vincentia
Jetskis discriminated against
Most locals i know abide by the rules. It is the tourists that give the jetskiers a bad name.
Explain to me how a jetski can cause more enviromental damage than the tourist boats that opperate out of Huskisson.
As a jetskier i cannot see for the life of me why we're not alowed to ride through the exclusion zone just outside of Husky when the boats are noiser, draw more water and leave a greater wash than a jetski could.
It makes me feel jetskis are being discriminated against.