No to One Peregian
AS A resident of Peregian Beach for 17 years, I am concerned about Peregian Family and Friends’ vision of ‘One Peregian’. Peregian Springs and Peregian Breeze have totally different characters and, based on my discussions with others and my own feelings, it’s not relevant for us to be part of their “One Peregian”. Peregian Beach has grown gradually and is one of the few places in Australia to consider itself a village. The Springs and Breeze, on the other hand, are “tear down the trees and build a housing estate” places. They contribute nothing to the infrastructure of Peregian Beach while clogging up our limited parking.
From the middle of Peregian Springs to Coolum Beach is less than one kilometre further than to Peregian Beach. Why don’t those residents go to Coolum Beach, where facilities are provided by their own council? I have heard that we should ask Noosa Council to provide permit parking in Peregian Beach. I was pleased to see Peregian Beach Community Association president Barry Cotterell doesn’t support the concept and I agree with him. — ADRIAN PRINCE Peregian Beach population also brings increased use of fossil fuels, increased CO2 from us and our domestic animals and dare I say it, more severe climate related events. There have been climate variations in the past but there has never before been 7.5 billion people (and their industrialisation) or anything like it.
— DAVID ROBERTSON
Buderim corporal punishment to discipline children. In the past there were rare incidences of bashings, knifings and bad behaviour in schools; murders were few.
Fast forward several decades and we see how effective the abandonment of corporal punishment and discipline has been. Bullying is out of control. It’s obvious that lack of discipline has destroyed life for everyone, and the jails are full of offenders. The revolving door “justice” system has seen soft sentences handed out and in many cases, suspended sentences. Bailed criminals are being sent back to prison for re-offending. The soft approach to crime has been a total failure. Discipline needs to be re-instated, especially the cane.
— JAY NAUSS