Safer way to enjoy the view
THE image on the front page does not show a view ruined, it shows a place where motorists can now park safely to better enjoy the view ( Mercury, November 10). People do not climb to the top of Truganini Lookout for a view of a carpark, they do so for the spectacular view over the Tasman Sea and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Thank you to those involved in providing a safe and sealed carpark, instead of the unsealed and dangerous one before. where once somebody thought it was a good idea to put a staircase, perhaps to stop the degradation of people climbing through the bush to see the beautiful twin sweep of two shorelines. Bruny has so many parallels with Margaret River, a town that still struggles with its popularity, but it has addressed issues like illegal signs and impact of short-term accommodation etc in the late 1980s. The once quirky township is lost forever and its surrounds have become the playground for developers and so it will be for Bruny, still beautiful, but lessened. the island can show how tourism can become stable, sustainable and profitable, not just the flavour of the month, then let’s think about that. The Neck carpark is reflected in many places around our beautiful state, thoughtless.
FOLLOWING the reception of the new Bruny Island Neck carpark, is it true the Hodgman Liberals have chosen the 1970 Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi to sell their environment and tourism credentials for the 2018 state election? Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Till it’s gone We paved paradise And put up a parking lot
Snakes and flies
READER Nick Monk forgot to mention the tiger snakes and march flies in the list of horrors for the Geeves Effect proposal (Letters, November 13). May I suggest the proponents of such a harebrained idea actually experience the “Miserable Walk” delights and then further thoughts will be stopped in their tracks.
THE older of the two thinks he’s holding all the trump cards and that the young’un is bluffing. But who’s going to deal with the fallout if things get out of hand?
THE fact that ethically challenged rich who weasel their millions into tax havens then claim it is all legal is an indication that the laws are not working as they should. No one likes paying tax, but we all have to do it for the common good. It is obvious that those who are not a part of the elite club cannot afford corporate lawyers.