Plan for people not profit
I understand that there is a need for more homes in the Shoalhaven. So many of my friends have been saving their money for house deposits for years, finally coming up with a deposit only to be totally crushed by the mass migration of Sydney buyers to the coast. It's pretty disheartening.
My issue with the Culburra Development and many others, stands with the fact that local primary infrastructure like our hospitals, schools, health services and roads are not equipped to deal with such an increase of permanent residents.
Increase hospital staff and capacity, increase maternity services, increase traffic access and improve schools within our local area, then, put the proposed development back on the table. Let's be smart about this and not rush to clear bushland, knock up houses and ultimately then put enormous added strain on our services that are already struggling.
Plan it for the wellbeing of the community for generations to come not for money in a developer's pocket!
E. West, Greenwell Point
Absent owners price out locals
We need housing for our daughter and three children and it is not available to us in Culburra Beach.
The prices a higher than Worrigee and it is unfair that the holiday owners have caused such a price difference.
G. Bell, Culburra Beach
Growing support for development
We have been trying to get the West Culburra developement approved for many years. Every meeting we have attended more are in favour of the development than against it.
Our town will end up being just like Currarong with very few permanent residents and no shops so please allow this developement to be approved before the town dies.
M. Burke, Culburra Beach
Small but meaningful gesture
Unions Shoalhaven has written to Shoalhaven City Council CEO, Mayor and all Councillors to support a motion that will be a small but meaningful step towards Australia's ratification of a treaty, which in turn will contribute to the stigmatisation, prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.
On October 24, 2020, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons received its 50th ratification, triggering its entry into force 90 days later. Nuclear weapons will be banned under international law on January 22, 2021.
The nuclear ban treaty prohibits nations from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory.
Thirty-one Australian councils including Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Port Adelaide, Newcastle, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Hobart have endorsed the Cities Appeal, and encouraged our federal government to sign and ratify this landmark treaty.
The 'Cities Appeal' has also been supported by Washington DC, Hiroshima, Berlin, Geneva and Los Angeles and hundreds of cities and towns worldwide.
P. David, Unions Shoalhaven
Pressure on South Nowra
Two storey buildings in the Twin Waters area are not befitting of the existing dwellings. Not sure if John Molnar has been properly informed about the flood risk that can occur on that land, which backs onto a creek bed. Also the lack of proper safe roads and footpaths, shops, schools and public transport. Telecommunications and utilities are getting worse with the increased volume of housing development in South Nowra. We regularly encounter dropouts and water problems. Conversations with many of our neighbours show there is a huge pushback for the development of those blocks.