You ain't seen nothing yet, Mr Raicevich (Your Say, 8 Mar). Now that the RMS hospital project Stage 2 has been approved, it won't be long before the lovely Brick Pit Reserve disappears, along with the long sweep of trees from Hilmer Street as far as Fitzpatrick Avenue East.
But not to worry. According to NSW Planning's appraisal of the RMS project, (Executive Summary, final paragraph) "The Department considers that the project’s ... residual impacts ...would not... result in any long term adverse or irreversible effects." That's all right then! And RMS will be collecting and planting seeds, so in 100 years we'll have a few trees again, and the birds can have somewhere to live once more.
What planet do these people live on?
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.