$30m for the Batemans Bay link road sparked comment
Philip Burt: Not in our lifetime.
David Moira Symons: Election soon. No other reason.
Joel McCarter: My god, finally something
Darcy Buchan: Finally the Bay getting its fair share. New bridge, new connector road, new arts precinct. We’re turning a page.
Nick Stoyanoff: What's with all the negativity? That's $30m into the local economy that sure as hell needs it. Or would all the toxic people still prefer Batemans Bay to look like a 1970s rotting town?
Zelma Rixon: Sounds good. Mr Constance is doing a good job One of our most fruitful pollies yet.
Aquatic centre plans caused commentators to dive in
Nelson Ziegler: Just boycott the thing and they will realise that they were wrong (because) it’s not making money. The people of Batemans Bay and surrounding areas have said we all want a 50m pool and they have not listened. No point removing a 50m pool and giving us half a pool with a roof.
Penny Cope: Can see where the money is going - as long as it is a 50m pool - I'm happy. Even the some of the smaller outback towns have a 50m (Olympic pool). Narromine has a 50m pool. It's not always about how "flash" it looks but what the community wants - 50m is the standard. 25m is sub-standard and small-time 2-bit town.
Jenny Oliver: Outdoor 50 metre. Indoor 25 metre slip and slide activity centre. Training pool. Maybe a diving pool. I’ve been on many committee meetings in earlier days. This issue has been going on for years but no-one has listened to the people (who) trained, competed and swum for many years.
Maureen Searson: Council needs to maximise the usage of the new aquatic arts centre by including an outdoor Olympic-sized pool. Spending $51 million on an exclusive facility in a growing population makes no sense.
Jeff Delaney: Wagga City Council put a new swim complex in a few years ago; said it wouldn’t cost extra. Fast forward a few years - hearsay costing over a million a year extra running costs; hike the fees to cover; now too expensive to go, so be careful what you wish for.
Can you help Bay museum?
Your Museum is putting out an urgent call for two things:
1. Some handy men to donate a few hours a week on Tuesday or Thursday for the next eight weeks, to help us fix our disability access path and maintenance projects around the museum. Some health issues have taken their toll on our active membership and we are really low on manpower to do essential work around the place. It needs to be done before weather changes and jobs like concrete/painting become more difficult.
2. If everyone joined the Society ($10 to end June 2019) we would be able to purchase some much-needed equipment, such as display cabinetry and storage. These are not sexy items, I know, but they are essential to the running of your museum, as artefacts have to be handled and stored appropriately to enable you to enjoy them (such as bowls club memorabilia).
For the price of two cups of coffee you'll be making a really valuable contribution to our work on your behalf.
The Old Courthouse Museum
Dogs on beaches
Thumbs up for all the locals who take their dogs to Corrigans beach.
No problems for 2018 with aggressive dogs or faeces left behind. Let’s hope 2019 is even better for our dogs to play and exercise.
Thumbs down to all the visitors who continually leave garbage inside and out of the playground area at Corrigans Beach