Batemans Bay “Our Town – Our Say” public meeting May 29th


Organisers of “Our Town – Our Say” (OTOS) invite concerned residents of Eurobodalla Shire to have their say, by attending the second OTOS public meeting at the Soldiers Club on Tuesday 29 May at 5:30pm.

Speakers will address the following matters of community concern:

  • Council’s decision to scrap our 50m Olympic swimming pool;

  • Council’s devastating policy on homes affected by sea level rise;

  • Our future health services.

Spokesperson for OTOS, Coral Anderson, stated that 120 people attended the last meeting on 15 February. However, their formal resolutions on the 50m pool issue were totally ignored by Eurobodalla Shire Council. Since then “Fight For Batemans Bay’s 50m Pool”, whilst applauding the concept of a multi-use aquatic and leisure centre at Mackay Park, has been indefatigable in its efforts to educate Council on the needs of more serious swimmers in Eurobodalla Shire.

Milton Leslight, as the South Coast Coordinator of the NSW Coastal Alliance will provide startling insights as to how the Eurobodalla Shire, eager to display green credentials, has become a willing guinea pig in adopting the most damaging sea level rise policies of the NSW Government. Affected local residents can now have their properties resumed with no compensation whatsoever, also having to bear the crippling cost of removing whatever has been built on their property.

The non-availability of some public health services at Batemans Bay Hospital has raised the ire of well-known and long-term local doctors Andrew Gibson and David Rivett. They see a parochial trend of diverting important public health services, such as modern CAT scanning, to Moruya. The population there is less than a third of Batemans Bay’s. The need for stroke and accident victims to be flown urgently to Canberra for scanning and diagnosis, due to the lack of a CAT scanner here, is a matter of concern for all residents. Hear more about how the Southern NSW Local Health District has fared as a result of a recent feasibility study, access to which has been denied for these doctors.

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