Cash bet­ter spent on dual car­riage­way

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Letters - David Barns­ley, Bus­sel­ton

I am not usu­ally one for agree­ing with the La­bor mem­ber but I think he is ab­so­lutely cor­rect about the air­port (Air­port plan a pup: Pa­palia, 7/9).

It is a pup of the high­est or­der and a com­plete waste of pub­lic money.

They have only done it as a fu­ture cash cow. And this is why it is so ex­pen­sive to fly within this State (land­ing fees).

The money would have been bet­ter spent on im­prov­ing the dual car­riage­way — you know, that thing that nearly all peo­ple use to visit this re­gion — and maybe ex­tend­ing it down to Duns­bor­ough and then to Mar­garet river. The main prob­lem is it costs far more to fly from here to Perth than to drive, leave your car in stor­age for a week or more, and then drive home.

Fly­ing would cost twice as much.

And you still have to drive 45 min­utes to get to Mar­garet River.

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