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A word from the wise

The Beagle Editor, I see in the letters that a by-pass for Moruya is being talked about, something that would be completely unnecessary if the town had proper traffic management, perhaps traffic coming of the bridge heading south being diverted along Ford Street and north-bound traffic proceeding along Vulcan street…all one-way. This was suggested umpteen years ago but council experts said trucks wouldn’t be able to make the turn off the bridge, something that is happening now constantly. A by-pass was proposed in the early- 1980s with a bridge over the river connecting to The Anchorage. A friend who lived there told me he had footings for the bridge shown on his land deeds. A bridge linking Congo was on the council’s 1983 works program, if I remember rightly.

Regarding through traffic. It is normal, I think, for people arriving at a town and seeing no parking, going on to the next. This must happen in Moruya but should a one-way system be introduced people travelling south would see plenty of parking spaces, usually, and stop here to spend money. And after all, isn’t that what tourists are for!

Regarding climate change, something that has been happening since the ball of gas that became the earth started cooling. Nobody seems to want to talk about the ice ages and why they happen. I did once mention the Tudor ice age and the Roman warming about 1500 years ago to one who believes it is due to industry, etc, but he said those incidents only applied to the northern hemisphere. It didn’t seem fair to ask him who was taking temperatures in Australia, etc, then.

Regards, Eric Wiseman


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