THE TOONS’ VIEWS
Along with tourists, Dubbo hotels host a vast array of travellers. The city has unmatched state-ofthe-art conference facilities, function centres and entertainment venues, which will continue to attract clientele, because that’s what they’re looking for, and we’ve got it.
Dubbo Base Hospital has the only birthing centre and oncology services for the greater part of western NSW. The hospital’s current expansion will soon cater for greater numbers of western region residents and their families. Macquarie Homestay alone is estimating that it will accommodate up to 1000 medical visitors each year.
Dubbo sale yards attract farmers, truckers and agents every week. A bypass will help them to enter and leave the industrial areas efficiently without disturbing other parts of town. A high-level bridge at Troy will enable heavy transport-reliant enterprises in North Dubbo to carry out their business activities unhindered during a flood.
Many cities and towns rely on the Newell Highway being open for business during all-weather events. A bypass and high-level bridge at Troy would reduce delivery times and cut transport costs on an every day basis, whilst keeping the economy and Newell Highway moving in a flood.
In reference to the article “Landlord pinged for parking outside Church St property” [Dubbo Photo
October 17], I believe the following info I have included will shed some light on how the Mitsubishi ASX could be considered not to be eligible to use a loading zone.
Quoting from NSW Legislation: “Stopping in a loading zone. “A driver must not stop in a loading zone unless the driver is driving:
(a) a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b) a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods, or
(c) any of the following vehicles: (i) a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off,
(ii) a station wagon or a motor bike that has three wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods,
(iii) a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods ( other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii)).” Scott, Dubbo
Praise where praise is due.
I was travelling through Dubbo, staying for two days, and picked up a copy of your Dubbo Photo News paper.
I was impressed with the content and photos of the locals in action, so many smiling faces.
I am fully aware of the drought situation in the region and was so impressed with the local Dubbo Council taking action in promoting the new water saving theme. (I wish it didn’t have to be.) The action being taken should be adopted nationally as water is such a valuable resource.
Lastly, I would like to acknowledge the well written letter from Ken Windsor of Dubbo [“A tonguein-cheek look at world protests”, Letters & Feedback, October 17]. I do hope that this letter is published in other newspapers.
Peter Zammit Jimboomba, Qld