Saleyards an eyesore
Have you seen the old Wodonga saleyards yet? What a junkyard they have become. Heaps of twisted metal car bodies being piled up higher and higher. What is going on?
The piles get bigger and bigger as more junk bodies arrive on a daily basis.
It appears that the saleyards have now become a dumping ground for scrap metal. With China not taking anymore scrap metal, where and when is the junk going?
What an eyesore for visitors heading out to the Hume Weir, for Wadsworth Barracks employees as well as Whytes Road residents.
Apart from being a huge eyesore, scrap metal is very, very combustible.
With the types of temperatures we have been experiencing in recent times, what a threat the metal junkyard poses to the surrounds. Prime land close to the city, close to the army barracks and close to housing estates has been ruined.
Lee Lawther, Baranduda
Give me the old times
I am in my twilight years and all my life I have celebrated Australia Day on January 26.
G'day mate, how ya goin cobber, have another beer, throw another snag on the barbie, tell lots of jokes and have plenty of laughs. Now you watch the news and there is rebellion, fights and abuse all around. So much hatred in the world today. Give me the old times any day. See ya mates.
Ray Hore, Albury
Just so annoying
Every time that I hear that annoying Clive Palmer election ad on television, I think that I am hearing another ad for Frank Walker tiles. You know, the one that goes ‘We’re not going to carpet anymore’.
Gerry Reed, Rutherglen
LLS in need of a fix
As I travel our great state and meet with farmers and landowners, I hear from an increasing number of people deeply concerned with the role of Local Land Services.
Especially demoralising is the growing demand placed on hardworking frontline staff, who are struggling to cope with workloads in regional NSW while the budget for a centralised head office in Sydney continues to grow.
Many now see the NSW government set up LLS in 2013 as a cost-cutting exercise instead of offering better services to landholders. Extension services were severely cut and are continually raised with me as an issue that must be addressed by government.
That’s why, if elected, Labor will hold a root and branch independent review of LLS. After five years, it is time to give landholders and the many stakeholders who rely on LLS’s services a say on what’s gone wrong – and how we can fix it for the future to restore services communities across regional NSW.
I’ll continue to meet as many landholders and communities as possible across the state and hearing their ideas to fix this NSW government travesty.
Mick Veitch, shadow minister for Primary Industries
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