A white elephant for Moruya?

WHAT a coup for our Federal Member (Bay Post/Moruya Examiner 8/2/13) to announce the district’s first NBN rollout, no doubt in an effort to capitalise on the forthcoming election.

Reflections at Barling Beach, a little over two-street subdivision, flat terrain, sandy soil, ideal for quick installation and a hopeful take-up by the few residents, in time to gain credit before the election.

The good one, however, is the Braemar Homestead subdivision at Moruya, mooted five to six years ago as the next big thing - an over 55/aged care/medical precinct - but reduced the last couple of years to being “flogged” as residential.

One could be excused for not knowing it existed, except that it does have a nice granite wall and sign at what is probably the proposed entrance, and it appears that a bulldozer has turned over a little soil, no doubt to satisfy a DA.

You can bet that the cost of the roll-out there will be hefty, and it is pie in the sky as to when, if ever, any connections would take place.

More sensible would be 200 metres up the road, at Mynora, two full streets of houses but, then, a lot of older houses and that would not look so hot in publicity shots.

I thought that all the exotic animals were out at Mogo Zoo but, no, we will have our own white elephant here in Moruya.

Max Hogno


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