Safer way to en­joy the view

BRUNY IS­LAND

Mercury (Hobart) - - YOUR VOICE - Alan Leitch Austins Ferry Kim Mur­ray Lu­nawanna Di Black­wood Ta­roona Stephen Jef­fery Sandy Bay Jo Er­rey South Ho­bart Michael McCall Prim­rose Sands Steve Jones Al­lens Rivulet

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.

Paved par­adise

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.

Bad hand

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?

Tax havens

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.

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