Letter to the Editor - July 16: Cut Beacon Hill trees

AFTER the privilege of a tour of the Marine Rescue centre, I am amazed commonsense has not entered into the arguments about removing the trees on Beacon Hill.

The arguments to remove the trees primarily come on behalf of three aspects of Coffs Harbour services - tourism, one of our major income earners, and safety for planes approaching the airport, as well as clear vision (read safety for boaties and other water users) for the wonderful people who volunteer at Marine Rescue.

The range of vision at Marine Rescue is severely limited. Replace the trees with low growing shrubs and bushes.

As far as tourism goes, comments I've read indicate the lookout isn't nearly as impressive as it used to be. I moved here two and a half years ago, and yesterday was the first time I realised there was a lookout. Let's have a brave leadership who will replace the trees with low-growing shrubs and bushes.

Goodness me - what about ti tree?

Lesley Carroll



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