So sad that council see fit to get involved in wasting rate payers money on pursuing Budgong property owners over their home that survived the fires when really they should be going out of there way to help these people. This house has been there for years. How about a bit of commonsense after all these people have gone through?
Raymond Marcusson, Basin View
Thank you, March Chargers
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our communities for their incredible support of The March Charge campaign. During the month of March, people across NSW contributed to the 745,300kms, equivalent to 18 laps around Earth, clocked up nationally through walking, running, and moving, all to raise funds for people affected by cancer.
The March Charge provides an opportunity for everyone, no matter what their fitness level, to get healthy and contribute to a cancer free future. Our Chargers took on the challenge of setting their own walking or running challenge over the course of one month, we also saw Chargers trying activities like cycling, swimming, tennis or dance.
Whatever the activity, the goal was the same: clock up the kilometres and feel the Charge you get when you tell cancer where to go.
In total, there were 11,134 Chargers who raised an incredible $2.6million, making it the biggest March Charge in history, and the donations are still rolling in!
Sadly, an estimated 145,000 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Australia this year, but funds raised from The March Charge will go towards Cancer Council's lifesaving cancer research, vital information and support services and cancer prevention programs to reduce cancer in the community.
We know that the past year has been challenging for many people, so we are proud to see our communities taking to the streets, pools, gyms, and treadmills to support people affected by cancer who need our help, now more than ever.
And there's also never been a better time to commit to challenging ourselves to be more physically active to improve our mental and physical health.
There's still time to donate to our incredible Chargers, just head to themarchcharge.com.au
Tanya Byrne, Cancer Council NSW
A lack of fortitude
With the council election getting closer, councillors seem to be missing fortitude. Wards 2 and 3 support a more centralised, environmentally friendly hospital in the fastest growing southern Shoalhaven. But some in the Labor movement have got into bed with the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, and support local residential and traffic noise pollution and the destruction of the environment, and the people's historic Nowra Park. With so much political fake news all it has done is split the community, while Shellharbour gets a greenfield hospital.
Wallace Bourke, Sanctuary Point
Threatened on two fronts
I feel for those living "permanently" in relocatable homes in caravan parks along the coast. They are being threatened on one side by developers and an encroaching ocean on the other.