Royal Park and Seaport
HOW lucky we are in Launceston to have Royal Park and Seaport.
Many people enjoy walking around the area looking at the reflections of the boats and sea birds in the river, over the bridge at Seaport and through the thoughtfully designed children's playground at Riverview Park to the Silo with stunning landscaping, lovely meals, drinks, snacks and takeaways to be had along the way.
During the lockdown it was something to look forward to for the exercise. On the long weekend, a lot of people didn't go to shacks.
They went to Seaport.
The car park was overflowing.
Hats off to Launceston council.
Margaret Glen, Youngtown.
Launceston at crossroads
FUTURE development in Launceston appears to be at a crossroad.
Either we maintain the city's low profile and spread outwards, or alternatively we consolidate our city and go upwards.
The former, in a world of rapidly increasing population means taking up more food producing land to create additional housing.
Can we afford this, with the loss of further orchards and a dairy farm in Legana?
The second proposal means we accommodate more highrise buildings.
If, as with the Fragrance Hotel, they are not street frontage, then we can preserve our existing streetscapes, or the Gorge Hotel proposal in the lowest lying part of the city where the first three floors merely bring it up to street level elsewhere.
Dick James, Launceston.
WE recently received a letter from our super fund to advise us that due to recent government legislation in response to COVID-19, we shall be required to reduce our monthly top up to our age pension.
This is to help minimise the economic impact of the virus. What a great idea.
Reduce the disposable income which generally assists in economic recovery.
In our case reduce the extra that we had budgeted for private health cover and provide regular charitable donations.
Pity our federal politicians who were not required to sit in our cancelled parliament but assisted by producing robocalls and sending out leaflets to all and sundry we are not able to really assist.
We all would have been better off if they had just gone on the jobkeeper allowance and the money saved in salaries, travel and accommodation allowances could have been put to some beneficial use.
Another great idea from the greatest money managers.
Ross Grange, Hillwood.
IVAN Dean, that has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard (The Examiner, June 18).
Would it be mandatory for all people walking in public or only certain pedestrians like people exercising.
Another stupid law for our police to try and interpret and tie up court time.
Time to get out Ivan, you have lost the plot.
But Ivan isn't alone, it seems we have more and more of our politicians coming up with hair brained ideas these days to keep themselves relevant, because many do nothing for their very big salaries