Politicians and planners please note, it isn't just flora and fauna which are at risk from the eradication of our green natural environment, humans suffer as well. ("Nothing Safe", and "Sydneysiders willing to pay a premium", 12 March). " Health benefits ... come from living close to open green spaces and trees".
And Anthony Roberts obviously missed Economics 101 - price is the interaction of supply and demand. Housing prices cannot be a factor of supply alone; this country's mad obsession with unsustainable population growth in limited areas lies at the root of many evils, housing un-affordability included. If you must have more people, create a new city.
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.