Wise in­vest­ment

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

ROBERN Menz’s fac­tory and re­tail out­let at Glynde is a vast trea­sure trove, with aisles of cel­lo­phane-wrapped treats on dis­play, a wall of glass on one side with vi­sions of sun­light and green­ery, and through open doors on the other, glimpses of an orderly, clean fac­tory.

A tall, la­conic bloke and other friendly as­sis­tants greet ev­ery cus­tomer, and there are sam­ples of good­ies laid out on the counter to try. Robern Menz re­cently re­ceived a state gov­ern­ment grant and a loan to­wards adding Vi­o­let Crum­bles to its sta­ble, and our very own Prop­erty Coun­cil’s Daniel Gan­non has crit­i­cised it.

His cen­sure touched on the Prop­erty Coun­cil los­ing its promised grant to at­tract com­pany HQs to our town.

In the trendy CBD, a look into the Prop­erty Coun­cil of­fices prob­a­bly re­veals rows of clerks crouched over aerial pho­to­graphs of Ade­laide search­ing for trees, parks, trusts and green spots not yet inked for high-rise apart­ments.

Cor­po­rate ad­vo­cates would be tal­ly­ing net losses of young peo­ple and tout­ing for im­mi­gra­tion.

Their apps have no ac­cess to knowl­edge of our fi­nite re­sources and our easy­go­ing, wel­com­ing life­style craved by higher den­sity cities, and def­i­nitely no ref­er­ences to the im­mense per­sonal ben­e­fits of na­ture and open space.

Give my taxes to the sub­ur­ban choco­late fac­tory any day. MAR­GARET MINNEY, Roys­ton Park.

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