Does Grahame Marks (Letters, 6 Dec) seriously believe it's a good idea to spend billions of taxpayer money building a hospital in the third-best location, accompanied by $500 million in roadworks which were supposed to cost $21.3 million, followed by a Precinct Plan which says 'We can't do what we want to do because of transport limitations" (the same conclusion they reached in 2011)? Now made look even sillier by Friday's announcement of a new town at Ingleside, which would have been a much more central and accessible location for a hospital.
What short-sighted, pig-headed planning, and what a waste of our money. And a lovely suburb destroyed in the process.
Perhaps Mr Marks will be less inclined to vote for Mike Baird when his local Manly Hospital is closed and the site sold to developers to pay for what they have done to Frenchs Wasteland. (Unless he himself has a vested interest, of course.)
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.