You have to hand it to the banks – they certainly know how to put people offside. In the same week the banking royal commission’s report and recommendations were made public, the Commonwealth Bank’s decision to close its branch in Sanctuary Point has outraged locals. It’s an especially hard blow for older customers who don’t own computers and are unable to do their banking online. At the very time the big financial institutions need to be winning back friends, this decision will not sit well in Sanctuary Point.
A decision that will be welcomed in the Bay and Basin – and further afield – is a commitment from NSW Labor to fund Q fever vaccinations for at-risk residents. This potentially fatal disease is spread through the droppings of kangaroos and, as we all know, there are many of the marsupials in yards, parks, golf courses and reserves across the region.
If you’re heading between Nowra and Ulladulla for the next few weeks, plan for a little extra travel time as the RMS gets to work making the highway between Wandandian and the Sussex Inlet turn-off a little safer. The state of the highway was drawn to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten during his visit to Nowra on Tuesday when he joined NSW Labor leader Michael Daley to match the Coalition’s pledge to upgrade Shoalhaven Hospital.
On a lighter – and brighter – note, well known local baker John Reminis was tickled pink with the arrival of his first granddaughter. The bakery was a sea of pink with pink bread, sliced sandwich bread, French sticks, bread rolls, scones, sponge cakes, cupcakes. And anything that has cream in it was also included - vanilla slices, apple turnovers, eclairs, neenish tarts and butterfly cakes were all part of the celebrations.
Congratulations from all of us at the Register.