Dirty tactics in council
As someone who moved here from Sydney seven years ago I am increasingly disappointed and angry about the methods the so-called 'Independents' in council use to discredit the Greens and undermine the Mayor to push their reactionary and greedy agenda, which is not supported by most of the community.
J. Bruck, Huskisson
Grandstanding wastes time
This latest self-aggrandising piece of nonsense from that bloviating Mitchell Pakes is a further example why we need council elections to get rid of this speed hump in the path of sensible development in the Shoalhaven. His pathetic attempt to dogwhistle by demonising the Greens is an insult to anyone with a brain. Let's get rid of this grandstanding time waster as soon as possible.
J. Hill, Culburra Beach
Plan is not in keeping
The $32 million Huskisson proposal will be a complete abortion to the coast. We bought here years ago and the rules where no more than two storey high buildings. It's not in line with the environment. Keep the current motels and hotels (as well as local air BNBs) full.
J. Ridley, Basin View
Area needs luxury hotels
I am keen for this Huskisson hotel to proceed.
The area desperately needs luxury accomodation as current motels are of a "lowest common denominator " standard.
As a shop owner in Huskisson I often hear visitors bemoaning the fact that there are no decent hotels between Shoalhaven Heads (Bangalay resort) and Mollymook (Bannisters).
There are plenty of wealthy visitors to the area so let's give them somewhere decent to stay that we can be proud of.
J. Vyner, Vincentia
Just build the thing
People need to just grow up and stop complaining about everything that is getting built. It's called moving on in life. Why do people that have nothing better to do criticise all the time? Just build the Huskisson hotel. Let's just move on. It's called development for a reason.
P. Mobbs, Basin View
Councillors should decide
I live in Griffith NSW and have holidayed at Huskisson and surrounds all my life.
I'm glad Shoalhave City Council councillors are making decisions about this Huskisson development like they do in Griffith rather than staff. Mind you, there'd be some ear bending I'm sure!
Regardless, the developers had best make a good job of the build and surrounds and not leave some half cocked eyesore. I also have real estate in Vincentia so I'm all for protecting the area while also seeing it grow but there needs to be more services like aged care, police and public transport.
J. McMahon, Griffith
The ABC belongs to us all
I totally agree with B. Swan's letter ( SCR, July 12).
Remember the promises "No cuts to The ABC"?
It's our national broadcaster, the people's property, and it must be funded substantially. Cuts to the ABC led to the loss of many jobs Australia wide. It is essential to the rural and regional areas who depend on it on a daily basis.
The erosion and intrusion to our broadcaster is just not on.
I thank B. Swan for calling the government to account. At last someone is standing up for the rights of people and the ABC.
I'm sure the government wouldn't like it if the people stood up and said they would like to cut the politicians' wages and perks, would they?