Act on dredging and bad driving, but not roundabout
I read where it is proposed that funding for dredging the Ettalong Channel could be diverted to The Entrance Channel.
So, we swap the safety and tourist and commercial interests of the Ettalong, Umina, Booker Bay and Woy Woy communities for the sake of appeasing a few lakeside fishermen and surfers at The Entrance?
Then they propose to spend $7 million on a roundabout on the corner of Maitland Bay Dr and Picnic Parade, Ettalong, to push more traffic into the Peninsula area when dozens of roads and streets require kerbing and footpaths.
This is $7 million for a roundabout when Western Sydney suburbs spend less than half a million dollars on roundabouts on much busier intersections.
We need a new wharf at Woy Woy before we need a roundabout.
My wife was recently run down as she was crossing a road in Umina.
Police say it was an unfortunate accident and no charges will be laid.
So, we have a new world of thinking where we allocate our monies, our rates and our taxes, to projects that are overpriced and not immediately necessary and allow negligence to be ignored.
Daily, I hear of pedestrians being run over by motorists.
Building rules and the like are being ignored and disasters caused by poor or faulty construction are rampant.
We appoint trained people to warn us of the problems that we are likely to experience if the guidelines for safety and security are not followed, but ignore them.
We are fast becoming our own worst enemy when it comes to following the rules and regulations we worked so hard to implement.
The Ettalong Channel needs funding for future silting up disposal.
Picnic Parade does not need a $7 million roundabout and there is a motorist in Umina who needs to be charged with negligent driving.
Email, 26 Dec 2019
Rod Fountain, Booker Bay