Letter to the Editor - March 30:Keep crown land profits local
THE site of the Forestry Commission offices at the Jetty is to be sold.
Apart from the fact the office building itself is a landmark of distinctive style, that could possibly be considered a heritage building.
An older commercial building of some style would be hard to find in Coffs Harbour - a town recently transformed by run-away growth where everything is "new".
I would leave such considerations for others to decide.
My point is will the State Government guarantee the money raised from the sale of (a Coffs Harbour asset) be re-invested in Coffs Harbour?
It seems much of the asset sales by the State Government are re-invested in the megapolis that is the Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong conurbation.
There are parts of the state where "New South Wales" has a different meaning.
Coffs Harbour has its own infrastructure difficulties not the least being a huge traffic snarl north-south, which can only get worse even after the bypass eventually appears.
It badly needs an internal m-something commuter road to update the present road heritage left by bullock team routes and inadequate subsequent road planning.
Our traffic problems are not all through traffic related issues.