THAT’S interesting, seeing the locals who are affected have been given an information package that says this is still under discussion and inviting public submissions (“Minchinbury Jets get a new home with a $4.5 million upgrade”, Standard website, July 13).
So I guess this process is all a load of crap and Blacktown Council, in the way it usually does things, has absolutely no interest in the public consultation process.
By the looks of the map, they intend to close Simpson Hill Rd, blocking off yet another way for locals to access the highway and forcing yet more traffic along local roads, not to mention the extra traffic load they will have on training and game days.
As for there being no room to grow, there is already a field in place there and demand has been so low from the winter codes that for the past two years, the council has not even put up the goalposts to allow league games there.
And what happens to the cricket pitch in the middle of the existing field now? It is being used for summer and winter cricket.
This money would have been better off spread among other underfunded codes (like rugby union) and using the already underutilised fields in the area.
DUANE FINDLEY, via Facebook