Wow, how good is the community of Culburra Beach. Burradise Festival was amazing this weekend. Meeting some old friends, and making new ones. The organisers, volunteers, stall holders, musicians, skate park workers and others who made this weekend wonderful. Thank you all so much. I love living in our beautiful village by the beach.
B. Parry, Culburra Beach
The bill keeps rising
A little while ago I changed my electricity supplier from a multinational to a well known Australian owned retailer, thinking I was doing the right thing as ca loyal Australian.
I have just received correspondence from that supplier advising me that electricity taken from the grid will increase in price by 7 per cent.
Inflation is about 1 per cent, wage growth is about 2.5 per cent.
And guess what - the price paid to me for the electricity that I supply to my supplier to the grid from my solar system will increase by 0 per cent, a big fat zero.
So my question to Coalition hopefuls, Nationals Katrina Hodgkinson and Liberal Warren Mundine - what do you and the Energy Minister Angus Taylor intend to do about this?
And I am not sure how many of my fellow Australians are being hoodwinked by this scaremongering Liberal government - they are orchestrating a scare campaign but it is they who are costing us dearly.
R. Lucas, Bawley Point
Temple plans mystifying
Oops! So, two separate references to the return of a golf course to the Shaolin development on Comberton Grange are to be ignored as 'typos' (SCR, May 8).
How about a couple of others in the same document? Are 34.5 hectares of the habitat corridor up for grabs again?
And, can we expect a return to the prospect of camping or eco-tourist facilities within the Eastern Conservation Area and Habitat Corridor? Mistakes or not, that's three too many. The Statement of Commitments is meant to be taken seriously.
The tourism component "will remain predominant with associated residential development for every stage of the development".
The statement does not commit to the verbal advice I was given by consultants, Urbis, that, other than for staff, the apartments, cabins, hotel and whatever is available in the Village Precincts mix of three and five storey buildings will not be for permanent residential occupation.
The Temple Foundation's announcement that noted architect, Glen Murcutt, would be involved in the project's design was well received by an anxious public. But the proponents are asking for another 15 years, at least, to both begin and see an end in sight for the development.
The details of design will be ongoing. The Modification Request notes that they (the proponents) "consider that the work by an architect of such standing can be considered a cultural and landscape feature".
They also go on to say; "in the event that (if) Glenn Murcutt ceases to be the architect for the Sanctuary Precinct mitigation measures should be reviewed".
Roll on 2034 when (maybe) all will be revealed.
J.A. Gjedsted, Vincentia
Suffering for a wager
Catastrophic. That is the word used on the stewards report to describe the injury suffered by the greyhound Double Flash at Nowra track on May 4. Double Flash suffered a compound fracture after he and two other dogs ran into the catching pen gate. It was no accident. It's what happens when you deliberately put an animal's life at risk so humans can have a bet. Please tell me, why should a dog have to suffer and die so some people can have a bet?