Design by computer needs dose of reality
It is impossible to understand how so long after the initial Ulladulla Milton bypass concept was first designed, that with the tremendous growth of the whole area the plan to divide the quiet village of Lake Burrill with the roar of trucks, cars and motorbikes and for the road to continue on to Lake Tabourie, another quiet village.
It is obvious that there has not been any consideration of the amenity of this area and I wonder if anybody in the planning and design section has ever been to this area and taken themselves away from design by computer. Project the traffic flow 20 years after this current concept forward is completed and try to imagine how this proposed design will have destroyed this area.
In the past two years I have driven north along the highway to north of Byron Bay and seen the incredible roadworks, bridges and bypasses that have occurred. I am left wondering why the planners are intent on destroying this pristine area of Lake Burrill and Lake Tabourie when it is apparent that money is available for designs which do not destroy the amenity of peoples' homes.
Graeme Philpott, Lake Tabourie
Bypass woes need to go
Why are we talking about a bypass for Milton? Why did we get a bypass for Berry before Albion Park? Why is no-one talking about a bypass for Nowra?
Traffic in Nowra has become beyond intolerable for a country town and region which depends on tourism, accessible by road only.
Every day, all day, but worst in the morning and evening peak hours, traffic is filling Nowra streets to gridlock and the highway is almost paralysed, while locals attempt to get where they are going. The frustration is palpable and it isn't even holiday-time yet.
We will have nine sets of traffic lights and eight roundabouts to get through Nowra. It is difficult enough to keep the CBD alive and to stop people spending their hard-earned dollars in Shellharbour and online. Our single river-crossing is servicing over 110,000 local people alone, including the north and central Shoalhaven.
We continue to be neglected because our vote is so predictable at the state level. Very little has been spent up until now, in the South Coast and southern Kiama electorates. The federal election brought out the vote-buying promises for Milton. Now's the time to protest LOUD AND CLEAR!