An new warehouse out of town
WHILE the council seems to be focused on improving the disaster and unfixable problem that is the Bunnings North Launceston traffic plan, there could be another solution that hasn't been considered.
That is Bunnings Legana. The new self-proclaimed bustling suburbia that is Legana is creating an unsustainable funnel of traffic into our pride and joy Bunnings Invermay. By giving them what they so desire, a Bunning's of their own, the traffic into Bunnings Invermay would decrease by as much as 13 per cent on a busy Sunday (by my calculations).
Steven Heslop, Launceston.
Traffic arrow a suggestion
I AM not sure how the proposal to remove the right-hand turns expedites the flow of traffic out of Lindsay Street right into Charles Street. This set of lights needs its arrow so traffic turning is not competing with oncoming traffic.
Donna Bain, Longford.
In other news:
Charles Street Bridge intersections
GREAT news for those motorists who are impacted with traffic turning right from Charles Street Bridge into Lindsay Street.
Not so good for those who wish to turn right from Lindsay Street after exiting Bunnings to try and get on the Charles Street Bridge. Maybe arrows on traffic lights may help. Is the congestion in this area and other areas, caused by those drivers who think it is OK to travel anywhere between 10km/h and 20km/h below the designated traffic speed zone? Is it the decision of other drivers who to do between 40km/h and 50km/h in a 60-70km/h zone impact the flow of traffic significantly? And yes it is safe to travel at the speed limit.
Loreena McCabe, Rowella.
No right Turns Invermay Area
HOW ridiculous is the new set up at Invermay with more traffic lights?
They are not going to solve the problem, they are only going to hinder the situation from Charles Street through to Forster Street and vice versa. Leave things alone, these desk jockeys don't have to sit in the traffic every day to and from work, have a good look and see and how many times you have to backtrack to get to the place you want.
Christopher Bennett, Perth.
Stillbirth funeral allowance
NEVER knew of the inequalities of the stillbirth supplements but think it is wonderful that an across the board payment of $3000 has been made law.
Sincere gratitude to Vicki Purnell and Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz.
Marie Mann, Rockingham.
Six months to death
SIX months to death proposed amendment to VAD legislation is not helpful.
Let terminally ill people make their own decisions without some authority deciding when they have suffered enough, or will have gone close enough to death to qualify for VAD.
Anne Brelsford, Legana.
Bathurst blackout for Trevallyn
ON one of the biggest sporting days of the year, Bathurst 1000, TasNetworks have decided in their wisdom to have a full-scale outage lasting six hours.
Not only have they chosen a Sunday (a day when most people are at home) to conduct the works, they have also refused a request to postpone it citing delays caused by the coronavirus as the reason the works must go ahead.
With the minimum amount of notice (just four days) given it seems the people of Trevallyn have to suck up some pretty tone-deaf decision making.
It may be a first-world problem, but for fans who wait all year for the event, the move by TasNetworks chiefs adds just another reason to say good riddance to 2020.
I hope those enjoy the TV coverage from the comforts of their (non-Trevallyn) based homes.
Fiona Britten, Trevallyn.
MCG turf stupidity
I'VE heard it all now.
They have dug up and rolled some of the MCG to relay it to the Gabba just so that some precious feet can play on sacred ground.
Couldn't the money involved be put to better use, such as feeding people, sheltering people and making sure all children in Australia don't feel left out?
It beggars belief.
Glennis Sleurink, Launceston.
I couldn't be happier to see the global supply chain coming under increased scrutiny, in fact, it has been music to my ears.
After lobbying for decades for local and nationwide employment initiatives, the current economic and geopolitical environment and rhetoric appears to be pushing in that direction.
I couldn't be happier to see 850 million people taken out of poverty in China over the last 20 years but would it have hurt their bottom line if Australia had in place sufficient tariffs to generate full employment, creating social and economic security for all.
With a broader tax base the health system would be adequately funded and reduced welfare commitment would have supported that, or the economic drag from uncountable jobs network agencies and questionable housing and support agencies owned by so-called religious organisations, who once held governments to account but sold out for profits.