Parking, infrastructure and the activities of local real estate agents promoting Cleveland and the Toondah Harbour project to Chinese investors prompted some letters to Redlands2030 this week.
Parking problems at Smith Street, Cleveland
Seems that when a building is in the construction phase all local laws are ignored.
The new nursing home being built near the top of Smith St in Cleveland is the cause of many parking and traffic problems. The posted area for ‘no parking’ on the verge is totally ignored and the bus stop on the corner cannot be accessed as vehicles are always parked there.
I also noticed with dismay that there appears to be no room for future staff to park in the grounds let alone room for visitors to the patients.
Amazing what can be approved in this shire now.
Chinese head to Redlands
In a recent Redland City Bulletin I was really surprised to read an article entitled “Chinese Head to Redlands.”
I wasn’t surprised that wealthy Chinese people were interested in purchasing property in Cleveland as it is such a beautiful area, but I was surprised to read was that an estate agency had actively sought overseas investors to not only look in Cleveland, but, “especially the Toondah Harbour Project.”
I was of the belief that the government had not yet approved the Toondah Harbour development because they are awaiting environmental safety and impact reports. Is this not the cart before the horse?
D. Brown Ormiston
What about medical and social infrastructure?
If you listen to local politicians, Toondah Harbour seems to be the panacea of all that is wrong with our part of the Redlands. It will bring in jobs; it will bring visitors who spend money, blah, blah, blah.
I’m sure everyone knows that the building giants who will create the development will bring all their own workers with them and hand out half or dozen piece-meal roles to locals to keep politicians happy; it is how they keep costs down.
Yep, of course it will bring visitors – visitors who won’t have anywhere to park because the Eat Street Market shipping containers will take up the only spaces left in Cleveland!
Is this my biggest issue? Nope! My biggest issue is that there has been no real discussion about wider infrastructure issues. Yes, we know the roads are terrible and that work is being done to try and resolve this, but what about medical, social, safety and educational infrastructure?
We don’t have a hospital that is fully resourced now! How many people will needlessly die before the issue is addressed? I have heard no one in local government talk about the capacity schools have to accommodate a population increase.
What about policing, what is being planned for all who live in Cleveland/Ormiston when the increase in crime is developed on our doorstep?
Councillors please stop being distracted by international sporting events and look at what is happening outside the front door of your constituents please.
N. Berg Ormiston.
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