MORE TO DO THAN FIX POTHOLES
We are soon to lose Greg Conkey, one of the great mayors of our city.
While not putting down efforts of a number of others, the support by the deputy mayor and the general manager have been central to strategically thinking of the further growth of Wagga Wagga and its surrounds.
We are on the cusp of dramatic change; that is, if council does not get distracted by general maintenance issues.
I like many others curse the potholes - but there is more at stake; and state and federal grants are essential for our city to grow. To the next councillors, please be careful that you look beyond the mundane!
Craig Couzens, Kooringal
NEW BLOOD, ROAD FIXES NEEDED
I'm certainly in agreement with Russ Myers' letter ("Need for fresh council faces", November 11). If we ever need new blood on council, it's right now. Sure, we have massive developments happening but at what cost!
We're driving on 1960s and 1970s roads that can't possibly carry the amount of vehicle traffic that we have now.
Not only that, but every road in Wagga and the Wagga district is a crumbling mess with the dreaded potholes everywhere and a patchwork quilt of bitumen and loose gravel (highly dangerous)!
But wait, what about the Edward Street fiasco. It's so busy and dangerous, what is going to be done! (Nothing at a guess!)
The Pearson-Edward Street roundabout, it's a bad joke and a tragedy waiting to happen. What about the Bunnings roundabout. What (brain dead) scientist approved of this bad and dangerous idea!
The list goes on and on, with virtually not a good smooth road in this city!
Lastly, best of luck to Mick Henderson and Paul Funnell on voting day, and hopefully Mick Henderson for mayor.
Gary Gurtner, Wagga
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PALLIATIVE CARE 'REAL
ANGER AT PAROLE SUGGESTION
Has the justice system in Australia gone mad? Allowing a monster like Kenneth Cannon out of jail after serving over 30 years for the murder of Sally Ann Jones is an absolute insult to society.
He doesn't deserve to see the light of day, the sentence for murder should be life with no parole. He deserves to rot behind bars. I'm a big believer in the death penalty and he doesn't deserve to be here.
Let's hope this decision of him being released from jail is reversed. We as a society don't want him and the likes of him being free to walk the streets again. Cannon should've been put to death years ago.
I'll give the USA their due when it comes to justice, especially for those who commit murder they get it right so why can't Australia? We've become too soft, it's time to harden up!
Peter Smith, Wagga
WINDS ARE GETTING STRONGER
The DA article on November 15 titled "More action needed for planet's future" by Bob Ridley is interesting.
He writes about a tree falling in his Melbourne suburb and a local consensus of opinion indicating that no one could ever remember such winds in the city before.
I can understand all that. In my 63 years on a farm I also noticed that every year there were trees blown over that had never been blown over before. The winds must indeed be getting stronger.
Norman Alexander, Wagga
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