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OCEANWAY light­ing should be con­sis­tent along the en­tire length and while new light­ing is now on or­der, the users of the path don’t change from one sec­tion to the next so nei­ther should the stan­dard of light­ing given that its pri­mary pur­pose is to il­lu­mi­nate the path­way to en­sure safety and se­cu­rity.

Per­for­mance guide­lines set de­signs and spec­i­fi­ca­tions to en­sure safety, con­sis­tency, and reli­a­bil­ity.

Stan­dards ex­ist for a rea­son and if not in­cor­po­rated into the de­sign of the Tu­gun to Bilinga light­ing then com­plaints about safety and se­cu­rity will in­evitably arise.

Or­gan­i­sa­tions representing users of the Oceanway needed to raise the prob­lem now rather than wait un­til Coun­cil may have wasted thou­sands of dol­lars on in­ef­fec­tive light­ing re­quir­ing re­place­ment.

While con­sid­er­ing the opin­ions of res­i­dents near the pub­lic path, the Coun­cil needs to en­sure that the lights are tested and as­sessed as com­pli­ant with the rel­e­vant stan­dards prior to in­stal­la­tion. J CAR­RUTHERS

JIM Tay­lor (Let­ters, GCB, 14/9) has my sin­cer­est sym­pa­thies. It sounds like he’s about to wake to the cli­mate con. The tran­si­tion is painful, Jim, I know, I too was once a brain­washed gree­nie.

Hu­mans evolved with a fear of bad weather.

Claim­ing to know how to con­trol it is an an­cient scam.

This lat­est ver­sion has been ex­cep­tion­ally ef­fec­tive for the car­pet­bag­gers.

The “97% con­sen­sus” Jim men­tioned is the most suc­cess­ful mar­ket­ing ploy ever used by hoax­ers.

It’s still only the old “ap­peal to au­thor­ity” log­i­cal fal­lacy, just dressed up in a lab-coat.

97% of ex­perts once be­lieved the world was flat. Poor old Galileo was tried for heresy for sug­gest­ing other­wise. The flat-earth­ers, like the CO2-alarmists, were wrong.

Any­one who un­der­stands the proper Pop­pe­rian sci­en­tific method re­alises “set­tled sci­ence” is an oxy­moron, too. Sound hy­pothe­ses be­come the­o­ries, but CO2-alarmism is a just failed hy­poth­e­sis.

There is no “dan­ger­ous man­made global warm­ing from burn­ing fos­sil fu­els”. That’s the in­escapable con­clu­sion from us­ing first principles to crit­i­cally ex­am­ine at­mo­spheric and ra­dia­tive physics.

While car­bon-diox­ide is harm­less, there’s enor­mous dan­ger in the cli­mate hoax.

There­fore it is the duty of ev­ery re­spon­si­ble ci­ti­zen to re­sist the cli­mate hoax. PETER CAMPION

PETER Campion (let­ters Sept. 13), well said. It’s not cli­mate change it’s fi­nan­cial con­trol.

All we have to do is put some of the coastal fresh wa­ter back in­land and use our am­ple cheap coal and gas to pro­vide power.

We could feed the world and have cheap fuel as well.

We have to stop over­seas con­trol and start run­ning Aus­tralia by Aussies for Aussies. RON RADLEY

SUB­MIS­SIONS for the Regis De­vel­op­ment Ap­pli­ca­tion north of the Pa­cific Surf Club and stretch­ing from the High­way to the beach front will close on September 21.

To be clear, we do not op­pose the pro­posed use of the land as a care fa­cil­ity.

How could we? We all ex­pect to grow old.

What we do op­pose is the height, den­sity, dom­i­nance and ex­ces­sive bulk of the pro­posed struc­ture out­side the lim­its of the zon­ing code and the abil­ity of this ap­pli­ca­tion to set a prece­dent for fu­ture de­vel­op­ments.

Is this type of mas­sive struc­ture suitable for the beach­front at Palm Beach?

Join the many lo­cals who have ex­pressed con­cern. Tell the coun­cil what you want for Palm Beach.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to “gold­coast.qld.gov.au” and check the de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion num­ber 201800196. SAN­DRA ST LEDGER PALM BEACH

THANK you for the lovely piece writ­ing “Po­lit­i­cal cou­ple dis­cover power and the pas­sion” by Paul We­ston 8/9/2018.

How­ever, it’s dis­ap­point­ing the jour­nal­ist did not ad­dress the con­cerns which are be­ing raised across most so­cial me­dia com­mu­nity pages within the Gaven area which is “where is Meaghan Scan­lon since be­ing elected?”. GLENN RINGE PA­CIFIC PINES

THERE are no doubt sev­eral nine-year-olds who are very opin­ion­ated.

Young Harper who made head­lines for her re­fusal to stand for the Na­tional An­them at her school’s morn­ing pa­rade ap­pears to be well coached rather than hav­ing opin­ions of her own.

This came through clearly dur­ing her ra­dio in­ter­view yes­ter­day.

The public­ity around this rather triv­ial is­sue has been un­be­liev­ably ex­ces­sive. KEN JOHN­STON ROCHEDALE SOUTH

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