No con­sul­ta­tion

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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

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