Melville Times - - Opinion -

IF only we had pro­ceeded with Roe 8.

We could have filled in North Lake and stopped the prob­lems of bad smells in “Kardinya, Winthrop, Melville and even Mt Pleas­ant” and at the same time solved the City of Cock­burn's prob­lem of “large amounts of non-na­tive grasses within and sur­round­ing the lake” (“Res­i­dents on the track of bad smell”, Melville Times, Septem­ber 5).

All of the wa­ter en­ter­ing North Lake could have been di­verted south to the other lakes and re­duced evap­o­ra­tion would have main­tained their lev­els dur­ing the sum­mer.

It would have re­duced the mos­quito pop­u­la­tion in the area and the risk to the lo­cals of Ross River virus too.

And none of that men­tions the re­duc­tion of traf­fic prob­lems or the short­sight­ed­ness and politi­ci­sa­tion of it all. NEIL LEWIS Boor­a­goon

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