So, the Central Coast Council has decided to rip up the timber wharf at Pretty Beach and install a new plastic replacement.
This follows a similar desecration to the wharf at Araluen Dr earlier this year. Who are these arrogant people who make such decisions without reference to the local community or to the character of the neighbourhood? Over the past 20 years I have watched as the Council has approved buildings that blatantly destroy the ambiance of our streetscapes, stand idly by as people erect fences and use our taxes to pave, macadam and kerb every lane and alleyway. Surely there is better use of our money.
How about using it to enhance the community, to provide more actual services, such as public transport or better attention to sensitive planning, rather than just more concrete? We who live in and love the Central Coast do not live and return here because it resembles a metropolitan suburb of Sydney, but because it offers a different way of life and a set of values that is fast disappearing.
Email, 25 Oct 2017 Mark Ellis, Wagstaffe