Still not happy about city’s appearance
OUR story last week titled “Council explains ‘embarrassing’ appearance to city’s entrances” [Dubbo Photo News, January 24] has prompted more reader responses on the maintenance of our city.
That story came about after multiple “Thumbs Down” contributions since Christmas from readers concerned about the city’s appearance.
Last week’s story prompted more negative comments and Thumbs Down. Some of those comments are included here as reader feedback.
z Thumbs Down to Dubbo Regional Council’s attempt to lay blame on other organisations (RMS) curfews or fire bans (RFS) or irrigation issues for maintenance around Dubbo
You don’t need irrigation to control weeds! All this has been going on for over 12 months, not just this summer.
Mowing doesn’t control weeds – and there has been an epidemic of mowing going on – pity Council doesn’t know the difference between grass and seedlings planted to improve the city landscape.
Street trees dead and dying all over town (for years some of them), no pruning or crown raising of trees, appalling choices of species of street trees for our climate (e.g. Hoop pines!), weeds in roundabouts and traffic islands growing their heads off. Where is the council planning?
Council should be encouraging residents to control their own weeds on their grass verges and pavements to stop the spread of weeds so the postie on his bike doesn’t spread the weeds.
The list goes on – no street sweeping, watering of parks on 43C days, expensive but rarely used picnic areas, brand new playgrounds – what about the