To ratepayers in Culburra, Berry and Sussex Inlet. If an indigenous and European graveyard, and heritage church, surrounded by heritage trees, all proven and documented, was under the pump for high density development, would you expect your local councillor to fight for you?
In Sussex Inlet, the threat to a local church was opposed strongly by the local councillor. In Culburra, the development wishes of the community were supported, and Council funds were used in the fight. In Berry, a state government grant has been made available to study the heritage values of the town churches.Heritage values very important when it's in Berry.
The democratic will of the people was very important in Culburra, Berry, Sussex Inlet.
Now let's move to Huskisson. The community has spoken plainly to council. It does not want our cemetery, our heritage church and surrounding planted trees, desecrated by high density development. A community of just 800 residents received 2900 signatures on a petition.
I am most disappointed in Cr Pakes, someone presented to us as a future holder of high office. While continually voting against Huskisson, he hasn't even bothered to attend a community meeting to explain himself.
Cr Pakes, don't fight Culburra issues in Huskisson.
S. Murphy, Huskisson
Sponsor an Aussie child
This Anti-Poverty Week (October 13-19), members of St Georges Basin VIEW Club are calling on the local community to sponsor a disadvantaged Australian child through The Smith Family.
Our VIEW Club sponsors three children through The Smith Family to provide vital support for their education, but many more young Australians are in need of help.
Sponsoring a child helps by providing a combination of financial support, personal support and access to a range of out-of-school learning and mentoring programs.
In the Bay and Basin area we are involved in: reading support at local schools, breakfast club, raising awareness through stalls at community events and raising funds through our monthly lunch meetings, raffles and outings.
Sponsoring the education of an Aussie kid in need is an effective way to help them break the cycle of poverty," President Vicki Carter said.
To find out more about joining VIEW, visit view.org.au or call 1800 805 366.
To sponsor a child through The Smith Family, visit thesmithfamily.com.au or call 1800 633 622.
D. Hanlon, St Georges Basin View Club
We carry Sydney's burden
Why should Shoalhaven residents suffer through our state government's lack of infrastructure planning? When will the government recognise NSW does not stand for Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong? Let Sydneysiders pay more for water and go short. Don't force restrictions upon us because of mismanagement.
D. Frew, Vincentia
First Fleet connection
My name is John Jullien.I'm a First Fleet decendant on my mother's side from Henry Kable and Sussanah Holmes, who came out on the Friendship. She became pregnant and gave birth to the first white baby on arrival. Henry carried Gov Phillip ashore in Sydney Cove. When pardoned he set up the first pub on the site where The Four Seasons Hotel is.