Waste into power at Bungonia
What a brilliant idea to convert waste into power!
What an idiotic idea to site this huge facility in Bungonia.
To conceive of trucking waste down Jerrara Road, a road already subsiding, not built to truck standards and very dangerous due to the many quarry truck movements, is ill-conceived to say the least.
Already two companies are running B-doubles frequently along that road, which is so unsafe now that the council has limited speed to 60kmh and warned of broken dangerous edges.
Why not site the project where the waste already is: in or near a dump? On a site of a mothballed power station which already has constructed access and facilities? Why not move it by train?
This is mixed waste: nobody knows what is in it, what toxic materials are mixed in, and what pollutants will escape into the environment.
This is a facility that has to operate continuously so trucking must be non-stop. There is no water at the proposed site. It's in the middle of farmland, stud and horse breeders, a vineyard, a chick quarantine station, olive and fruit growers. It's only a few kilometres from Bungonia village, noted for its beauty and heritage, a gateway to Bungonia National Park. Many new residents are part-timers, who come to enjoy the rural peace and quiet.
There is already massive weekend noise pollution from the racetrack and from quarry trucks affecting local property prices.
Let good sense and good planning prevail: Bungonia is not your waste dump Sydney.
Annie Bilton, Bungonia
Thanks for Anzac Day support
On behalf of the board of management of the Goulburn RSL Sub Branch, we would like to thank many organisations in Goulburn for your support during our Anzac Day Ceremony.
Firstly the men, women, children and families who supported the Dawn Service, the Graveside Service, the march on Auburn Street, and 11.30 service in Belmore Park.
We thank you for sharing our day.
Other organisations we would like to thank for their patronage:
- The Goulburn Soldiers Club, Toni Mitchell and Staff
- The Mayor, Cr Bob Kirk, and the Goulburn Mulwaree Council,
- The 325 (Goulburn) Air Cadets.
- Goulburn Soldiers Club Pipes and Drums.
- The Guest Speaker, Wing Commander Steve Laredo.
- The Royal Military College Cadet Unit.
- The President of Goulburn RSL Sub Branch Mr Gordon Wade OAM
- The Goulburn National Servicemen's Association.
- The Goulburn Police, Inspector Matthew Hinton
Goulburn thank you.
Lest we Forget.
Frank Wilcomes, Vice President Goulburn RSL Sub Branch
Victory in Europe Day remembered
May 8 marks Victory in Europe (VE) Day, an opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all who served during the Second World War in defence of our nation in Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
On September 3, 1939, Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies announced that Australia was at war. This began five years and eight months of Australian involvement in fighting in the European theatre and on 7 May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender on all fronts, ending the conflict in Europe.
The following day, 8 May 1945, the day the surrender came into effect was declared VE Day. Australians, including recently released prisoners of war, began to return home. Although celebrations were buoyant overseas, in Australia they were more subdued as the war against Japan continued with no end yet in sight.
Almost one million Australians served in the Second World War. In the war against Germany and her European allies, some 10,000 died, around 10,000 were wounded and almost 8,000 became prisoners of war.
This Saturday we remember the courage shown by our service men and women throughout the war in Europe. Lest we forget.
More information about VE Day is available at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Anzac Portal, along with a range of educational resources.