LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Readers have their say

Intermodal no ‘done deal’

Re: 'It'll cut traffic!' v 'Not so!' (January 18). I was present at the meeting when Ian Hunt, of the Intermodal, openly admitted the claim about it cutting traffic was false. This grandiose statement is bandied about as a key “benefit” of this project when it's just spin. The area already suffers traffic congestion. The hub will rely on the only traffic corridor serving Sydney’s biggest growth centre, the South-West corridor along the M5 from Liverpool to Campbelltown and Macarthur. The Moorebank location is close to the M5 but with most freight destined for Eastern Creek it should be moved closer to the goods’ final destination. Are the “done deal” reports meant to hoodwink us into thinking we’ve lost the battle? Approval was subject to millions of dollars of provisions. Planning processes seem to fall around holiday time, with the latest applications over the Christmas holidays. Was that to minimise opposition? Slip things through? A facility like this shouldn’t be put in a residential area. It’s unfair to have a facility this size on our doorstep. It’s unfair it’s being steamrolled and so much government funding is being thrown at private enterprise to try to fit a square peg into a round hole.

  • Kirstie Williams

Overwhelming kindness

Last Wednesday I was about to shop at the Fairfield Forum when I realised my wallet was missing. Thank you so much to the person who must have picked up my wallet in the car park and went to a big amount of trouble to immediately drop it into the Fairfield police station for me. I wish I could've met you there to thank you in person. Your honesty and kindness overwhelmed me!

  • Brenda Hamer

Correction

Reader Sebastian Rogers, of Chipping Norton, asked if we’d correct a statement in his letter “Disappointed in the mayor” last week. What he meant to say was:

Tonight, Mayor Wendy Waller and all the Labor councillors voted against the immediate reinstatement of Liverpool Council’s Moorebank Intermodal Committee. This committee was abolished by Labor and LCIT soon after taking office . . .