Wyong can leave Wyee out of airport flight path
SO Wyong Council has involved Wyee in its push for an airport (‘‘Airport bid tweaked’’, Lakes Mail, August 2).
Well, my family and I live in Wyee Point and I certainly don’t want my home under your flight plans. Please, Lake Macquarie City Council, don’t do that to us.
If Wyong councillors want an airport then they can change their plans ‘‘slightly’’, as they already have, and fly the planes over their homes. Would they like to live under that noise? I think not.
– L Knight, Wyee Point
Why haven't we heard of development proposal?
WHY, as a Blue Haven resident of more than 11 years, is this the first time I have heard of such a development happening right in my back yard (‘‘Darkinjung dream time’’, Lakes Mail, August 2)?
Why hasn’t Wyong Council put this sort of development out in the open more? Is it because many will be concerned that their property values will decline dramatically?
I am not being racist in the slightest, as Aboriginal blood is in our family. However, as a resident I am disturbed to not have been aware of such a thing before now reading your article.
The word “disturbed” is being polite, by the way.
– Warren Somerville, Blue Haven
Locals want seven-day bus service to station
I AGREE with Mr Piper about CountryLink trains stopping at Morisset (‘‘Support for Fassifern, but Morisset case is stronger,’’ Lakes Mail, August 9.)
But we the elderly from Rathmines, Arcadia Vale and Wangi would like a seven-day bus service to Morisset station because we have to catch two buses to Fassifern station on Mondays and Saturdays with no service on Sundays and public holidays.
With a lot of us in our late 70s we may have to give up our driver’s licences shortly. We have to inconvenience friends to help us catch trains and some of them may be in the same situation as us. A lot of other people without transport may welcome this type of service as well as people going away for a few days without having to worry about leaving their cars in a car park.
– Trevor Whitney, Wangi Wangi
How carbon tax revenue could boost solar appeal
WE are one of the more than 5000 homes in Lake Macquarie that have solar panels (‘‘Solar switch to save city $38,000 a year,’’ Lakes Mail, August 2), thus saving a lot of carbon emissions going to the atmosphere.
Energy Australia must be loving this as during the peak period the excess power we all produce is purchased by them at 7.7cents per kilowatt hour (up from 6.0) and is resold to people with smart metres at 47.77 cents per kwh (up from 40.6).
You would think the federal government would encourage more solar installation by boosting the 7.7cents to, say, 20 cents from the collected carbon tax.
But when we wrote to our federal member his staff phoned back and told us ‘‘it’s a state matter’’.
– Vic Thomas, Mandalong