No reparations for stolen land
My uncle Chicka Dixon, a well known Aboriginal activist and my mother's brother, told me my grandmother's family were living at Cullunghutti below the mountain and the government/police herded, my grandmother, Ruby Brown, and other Aboriginal people there, north (ending up at Port Kembla Coomadidgi). "They herded us like animals not considering any connection our people have to that place."
Before the new highway through Berry was finished, my family used to travel on the coastal road past Cullunghutti. I always had a funny feeling go through me like I was being told that this area is important to me and my family as this is where my grandmother lived and was forced off her land.
We are spiritually and culturally connected to that land yet we have no input into what happens there.
Stolen land with no reparations.
T. Walker Sydney
Offended by highway sculptures
Hallelujah someone has spoken up.
I'm a descendant of Toodwick and I find it so offensive seeing these sculptures of Alexander Berry and his brother on the Princes Highway!
N. Bateman, Dalmeny
New site makes good sense
I, along with many others have been considering a site for a new hospital and firstly I should note I am not and never have been a member of any political party.
Therefore, I feel the junction of BTU Road should be considered as it is open to the Highway and there are no environmental obstacles to consider.
The north western corner has many trees but is still suitable and the eastern side is fairly open and a new turn to Forest Road can skirt any building erected.
It must beat the crawl up Scenic Drive and Shoalhaven Street, both of which can be troublesome with traffic and roundabouts.
BTU Road will not pose a problem for emergency vehicles and I would not expect any signage controls would be necessary as dedicated lanes can be used for the proper direction of vehicles from any direction.
I would also expect a suitable and secure car park would be constructed for all staff and this is best at ground level under the building, with visitors immediately adjacent.
I feel such a building on this site would be easily accessible for all.
A. Stephenson, Nowra
Don't risk the COVID gamble
Gamble your and someone else's life?
Are you as an educated, well read person, 100 per cent sure the person next to you in a shop/takeaway etc does not have COVID-19?
Well, you are wrong because you cannot be sure.
The large numbers of people not sanitising when entering local businesses, choosing to disregard commonsense distancing rules and generally putting their brain into neutral is a cause for major concern.
Many businesses and people will not survive a second lockdown in regional NSW. People, please think about and protect yourself, others. Don't take the gamble with your life, your family's life and others.
R. Davies, Tomerong
This constant harassment of the Mayor and Greens councillors by the 'Independents' is unworthy of our council. We need collaboration and consensus leadership to address the challenges we face. I watched the July meeting , it was shameful. Now we will face the same again. Ridiculous.
R. Hayward, Tapitallee
Time for Watson to retire
I am so disappointed Cr Watson is still on the SCC. He has never represented the community only selfish developers and racists. Its about time he retired so we can all breath a long sigh of relief.