Greg Daly is not sure that the “revitalisation” of Coledale is such a good thing.
WHAT a graphic photograph of the “Three Amigos”, on the front page of The Northern Daily Leader on July 2.
Their exuberant swagger depicts their elation for a commendable coup. Really?
A good advertisement for RM Williams’ boots, no doubt.
However, I digress.
I was somewhat dubious about the mayor’s statement: “I bought my first home in Coledale in 1972 and it was a nice place to live.”
So Mr Murray, if it was so “nice”, what prompted you to move?
If it is such a “nice place to live”, why was the local corner store subjected to burglaries on numerous occasions and why was the store eventually demolished?
If it was such a “nice place to live”, why have our local constabulary frequently been summoned to quell disruptions?
If it was such a “nice place to live”, why have the local real estate agents advertised homes in this area at ridiculously low prices?
Which now brings me to discuss the virtues of this monumental moment of revitalisation – the strategy reported to create more affordable houses, improve infrastructure and enhance access to services in the area!
I am in agreement with the development of a dedicated youth centre; it will benefit the community.
New street lights would also be a bonus.
I am wondering if the Building Better Regional Cities Program will have the same repercussions as the Building Education Revolution?
It would be expedient for the Tamworth Regional Council to confirm if required outside contractors be reimbursed for projects undertaken outside the Tamworth Regional Council regimen.
Again, our present federal government is allocating funds (i.e. $10.7 million) to this particular electorate for the upgrading of our city’s suburbs, which is acceptable.
However, one wonders as to whether this deliverance is a surreptitious inducement to procure the vote of the Federal MP for New England in the forthcoming Federal election.
In hindsight, would not the $10.7 million be more beneficial to provide more health initiatives for the elderly?
The priorities of government spending are injudicious!