New Year celebrations
BY all means, let those who wish to see in the New Year celebrating together at Royal Park do so.
But please don’t foist your noise on everyone.
In 20 years of living in Trevallyn, I have never known the bands so loud and intrusive, even in this part of the suburb which is quite distant, especially when the volume seemed to be ramped up at 11pm.
In future, please let those of us who want to celebrate quietly, or just sleep be allowed to do so.
Margaret Doddy, Trevallyn.
On Christmas Eve Amanda McKenzie of the Climate Council wrote about a New Year that will define us on climate change.
The federal government is not a peak alarmist organisation and makes decisions and policy for all Australians.
To say that energy and climate will be the most important factor in the next election is arguably questionable.
Polling shows Australians want action on a whole range of policy. When it comes to using natural resources for power, why isn’t the new generation of safe nuclear power being considered?
Fifty-five new nuclear projects are under construction worldwide delivering by far the lowest cost of power. I am bemused about the Adani coal mine project, as the coal is still in the ground, but yearly the airline industry pumps 60 billion gallons of jet fuel into our atmosphere and the climate council are surprisingly quiet about this fact.
It is not surprising to me that there is a collective movement that seeks the truth, because their freedom is at stake.
Gary Daly, Riverside.
FOR about two years I have watched the progress of a cycle and rail track in the North-East.
I have noticed with interest the different opinions between the cycle people and rail enthusiasts.
Why this is so is completely beyond me?
Here we have a golden gift from yesteryear, an almost instant railway line from Launceston to Scottsdale, what a tourist attraction it would be, potentially creating millions of dollars.
A train running from a railway station in Launceston all the way to Scottsdale serving Tasmanian food and drink (this in itself would generate future sales), conductors on the train collecting fares from people picked up along the way.
A cycle track could be easily built alongside the line, not a problem for modern machinery, and a must. Yes it will take a lot of money but with government help it could be done and should be done.
The West Coast ABT Railway was built with horse and cart, pick and shovel and wheelbarrows. Their motto was “If you can’t find a way, make it”.
So don’t try and tell me that now days with a rail line already there, it’s too hard.
Fair dinkum, half this work is already done.