Your say

Housing will put extra pressure on Appin Road

Appin Road is set to be even more dangerous under the council's proposal to allow further development of the area without serious consideration of the lack of road infrastructure.

With Appin Valley homes now well under construction, traffic is about to get worse, with no sign of the bypass, and an anticipated 600 additional cars using the road as a result.

Further down the same road is the proposed Gilead project, injecting another 30,000 people into the equation and onto Appin Road.

Even with four known black spots identified by Roads and Maritime Services on the road between Appin and Bulli Tops there is no remorse shown for motorists.

The entire stretch from Campbelltown to Wollongong is set to be another disaster in planning, like Narellan Road.

More accidents, more innocent lives lost because of poor planning.

Walker Corporation is showing no remorse either for this small community or its residents with the destruction of one of Australia's oldest towns, and its wildlife.

Hot-spot development applications are now popping up with block sizes as small as 280 square metres, highlighting the potential destruction of rural living for this township.

That's ironic, as the land sales signs put up by the group promote the same rural living they are set on destroying.

Michelle Maroun, Appin

Businesses in the shire

In response to the council "rules" for Mowbray Park Farm's wish to expand their business ("Restriction hinders track plan", Wollondilly Advertiser, September 24).

Why is this council against small business and welcoming tourists into our shire?

They say they want tourism, yet discourage any small business that leans towards doing just that.

Many have tried over the years, as we did to build an art gallery on our property (at our expense).

No way, we were told.

What about the many who have left the shire because their desire to run bed and breakfasts, equestrian and farm animal attractions was brought to a halt because of council interference?

What about the locals who have lost their jobs because of these closures?

It's so laughable to see local MP Jai Rowell, council general manager Luke Johnson and former mayor Benn Banasik beside caravan dump points.

Who would be in a caravan here and what attraction would they be visiting?

Spencer and Gloria Watling, The Oaks

Mountain bike track

I cannot fathom the dinosaur decision by Wollondilly Council in reference to the Mowbray Park Farm mountain bike track ("Restriction hinders track plan", Wollondilly Advertiser, September 24).

Blair has been more than willing and helpful to provide a mountain bike facility, not only to the local community but, to farm visitors and other visitors to the Wollondilly shire.

Grant from Wollondilly Trailblazers works tiredly to promote mountain bike riding in Wollondilly and both himself and Blair and others have been working on the Mowbray Park Farm project for a long time.

Blair has been more than accommodating in promoting a mountain bike track project at Mowbray Park Farm and it's embarrassing that the council does not assist with these projects.

Shame, Mr Wollondilly Council Dinosaur.

Other councils and governing bodies within NSW, Australia and the rest of the world recognise the potential to help raise economic growth for local communities and to promote mountain biking as a sustainable sport and healthy family lifestyle.

John Mcinnes, Thirlmere