AN INTRIGUING RATIONALE
Why does Devits Lane with its 60-odd people get a bridge over the highway and north and south entrances to the Princes highway as part of your Berry to Bomoderry highway upgrade but the 15000 current Dapto and West Daptoers and the 55000 folk moving here in the next 16 years don't get it as part of the bypass of Albion Park?
For me and my 70,000 future neighbours to go south, in my case to my sisters place, when the bypass is done we're going to need to drive either 14 kilometres to get from home to Oak Flats interchange or drive 6 kms backward up to Berkeley entrance and then eight kms back down the motorway just to get to where the Yallah or West Dapto entrance should be and then another five kms to get to the Oak Flats interchange and then continue south.
For my sister to get onto the Princes highway south from Devits Lane it's nothing.
For her and her 60-odd neighbours it's right there.
What intriguing rationale have they used to decide that less than 60 people living on a small country lane in Meroo Meadow should be provided with a southbound entrance to a highway but the 70000 current and future folk of Dapto and West Dapto shouldn't have access between Berkeley and Oak Flats which is a total of 16 kms?
Jane Phillips, Horsley
CROWDING THE MARKET
Another farmers market in Bulli is in my opinion 'overkill' and will definitely effect the trade of local businesses particularly the Bulli fruit and veg opposite the school just down the road and of course the fruit and veg shops in Thirroul and at Bulli Showground Market held every Sunday.
Thirroul and BSM also have various artisan, hand-made repurposed and recycled products for sale.
Things are very tough in many small businesses in Australia as well as in many markets.
I know for a fact that Bulli Showground Market is in the process of being rebuilt from the ground up after new owner manager Rick Powell taking it over just 13 weeks ago
A new market right next door will no doubt have a negative effect on this market which is in its early growing stages as well as many local businesses in Thirroul who sell the same and or similar products.
Some businesses are only hanging on by a thread therefore i encourage Wollongong councillors to visit the local Bulli Fruit shop Bulli Showground Market and the township of Thirroul and talk to the proprietors who are hard working honest people and would love the opportunity to voice their opinion and explain their circumstances.
Tony Stoddart , Balgownie
SAD PASSING OF A LEGEND
I would like to take this opportunity to say thoughts and prayers are with Sean and the entire Scrivener family.
What a Corrimal legend, god bless you Gary.
I grew up getting my hair cut at Scrivener Corrimal.
Gary was also a great Cougars supporter and sponsor over many years along with other sports around Corrimal you were always greeted with a smile and a g'day by Gary at Scrivener hair.
So from one old cougar to another, God bless Gary. RIP mate.
Rob Gann, Horsley