Look at what residents deal with
What a shame these councillors can't agree to give something back to the community after rounds of devastation. Fire damaged goods can't be taken to the tip without paying council. Yes, we can jump through hoops all day to gain access to the tip through avenues provided, who has time for that?
Fined for parking on the verge outside my home to prevent car from being hit, but council parks its vehicles there while doing the road. Parking on top of a fire hydrant.
Get out of the shiny building in pristine parkland and have a look at what residents here are coping with.
W. McKee, Nowra
Take cash off the rates bill
I think this is a great incentive. but instead of a cash donation why can't this money be a credit straight off the account there for the money will stay in the Shoalhaven area. Also this will help home owners to budget for the expensive prices experienced in the food industry.
M. Dagher, St Georges Basin
Reeks of voting buying bid
Has the Shoalhaven council completely lost its mind? The proposed $300 rebate will cost the council $17 million dollars. It wasn't that long ago the council was seeking a rise in rates, presumably because they needed more income to deal with costs.
So now we find the council has a cool $17 mill to just give away. The funny side of this is that, as I am led to believe, is that 30 per cent of the recipients don't even live in the Shoalhaven.
This just reeks of some sort of bizarre councillor's idea to win votes. This idea is even crazier than the double roundabout at Flinders Road.
If they really want to help others they should just do what they are supposed to do and do it well.
N. Cox, Nowra Hill
Disregard for the environment
The beauty of Taylors Lane is under threat. Tony Enright is dead right - council's decision is not based on a very convincing argument.
This developer-oriented choice shows no regard for the environment or the residents of Taylors Lane, Cambewarra or Bomaderry.
Support for Option 2, which would have avoided destruction of most of the trees in question (mainly spotted gums) was clearly the community's preference at both a public meeting last February and in the clear majority of submissions following the public display of the options in March.
If council's upcoming Ordinary Meeting (May 26) confirms last week's decision, the destruction of an outstanding avenue of beautiful, mature trees may well reverberate throughout the community over the months leading to next year's council elections.
It is easy to see that, on this council, those in favour of the wishes of local residents and the environment are in the minority and those in favour of developers and destruction of Shoalhaven's beauty are in the majority.
It's time for a change.
T. Barratt, Bomaderry
We do not need more houses
I strongly object to the removal of trees from Taylors Lane. I love being in such a beautiful area an do not want to see these beautiful old trees removed. If some developer is looking to make lots of money from developing a site, let him/her look elsewhere. We live in a beautiful area of the world and do not need more houses and people to add to our swelling population and unemployment lines.
Frank R. Sherman, Cambewarra
Why can't we restore it?
Why can't the old Spotlight building be restored to its former beauty on the outside. This building is an icon for Nowra since Nowra was first settled. We are losing all our history with modern buildings.