On sec­ond thoughts...

Tweed Daily News - - OPINION NEWS -

IN RE­SPONSE to the Let­ter of the Week (TDN May 9).

This is the best let­ter I have read in years. I agree to ev­ery­thing C.H. Ainsworth of Kingscliff said.

I have to say that when I first heard where the hos­pi­tal was go­ing I was against it but upon think­ing about it I re­alised that it is the per­fect place for a hos­pi­tal in Kingscliff.

The farm that ev­ery­one is say­ing should stay is the only farm north of Cud­gen Rd to No­ble Lake­side Park lake on Tweed Coast Rd on the east side. I do not be­lieve that this farm sup­plied the ma­jor­ity of sweet pota­toes.

Cud­gen Rd, which leads into Turnock St, has the TAFE, the swim­ming pool, the li­brary, women’s health, Meals on Wheels and Lifebridge. Why not a hos­pi­tal? It is the per­fect lo­ca­tion, keep­ing all these com­mu­nity re­sources to­gether.

■ There are a lot of pos­i­tive rea­sons for the hos­pi­tal to be built in Kingscliff.

■ It will cre­ate thou­sands of jobs to build the hos­pi­tal.

■ It will cre­ate thou­sands of jobs once the hos­pi­tal is opened.

■ We will get bet­ter roads from the high­way to hos­pi­tal and pos­si­bly Pottsville.

■ The lo­cal school leavers will have an op­por­tu­nity to find work in­stead of hav­ing to move away.

■ Trades peo­ple will have work.

■ Un­trained peo­ple will have

work.

■ The re­tail shops will get more busi­ness.

■ The cafés will get more busi­ness.

■ Mo­tels and car­a­van parks will get more busi­ness.

And much more.

The peo­ple who agree with the hos­pi­tal lo­ca­tion at Kingscliff should have their say. — L Mcin­er­ney, Kingscliff

PHOTO: SCOTT DAVIS

DE­BATE: One of sev­eral protest signs dis­played near the pro­posed site of the new hos­pi­tal along Cud­gen Rd, Kingscliff.

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