Hervey Bay Independent : 27th November 2014
YOURSAY We the ordinary power users, home owners and whatever industries that haven’t been forced to move overseas, should not be responsible for their possible greed. If you want a real project, not a computer generated story, lobby for dams to be built. Dams to catch real water during real fl oods and heavy rain, to be stored for real droughts and to help real Australian farmers who are trying to feed our country. Events which are happening now and not ‘might’ happen in 100 years. I really want to eat affordable Australian grown produce. That is my right in this fertile land. We can also then help with food, those countries who can’t grow their own and who won’t then feel the need to buy our precious land from our desperate landowners. That would be a worthwhile project, creating hundreds of Australian jobs, using Australian products, doing what. Australians always did well. Think of all that water not being wasted every year. That should make you excited and satisfi ed, a real project helping real Australians. Jenny Jones Scarness Litterbugs not fi shermen With regard to the letter (November 13) from the Eli Waters resident about litter in the lakes; I have further to add in support of that resident. If they are dismantling the brick wall, they are vandals and not fi shermen. Because honest, genuine fi shermen don’t vandalise anything. My message to them (the litterbugs) is; if you can’t take your own rubbish home, or put it in the bin on Endeavour Way or Lady Penrhyn Drive, well don’t take it with you in the fi rst place, or you, yourselves shouldn’t go there until you learn to be responsible. Rod Shelswell Eli Waters Pancreatic cancer month November is pancreatic cancer month, a month dedicated to supporting the estimated 640 Queenslanders living with the disease, and the 470 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed this year. It is one of the fi ve leading causes of cancer death in Queensland, but remains one of the hardest cancers to detect and treat. Right now medical researchers are on the verge of new discoveries which could help us to beat it – and we need your help. Earlier this year, CCQ granted $100,000 to Queensland researchers for a study into an enzyme that could help to suppress pancreatic tumours. Please make a donation so that we can continue to fund research into a cure. Your funding will also go towards supporting those affected, including carers and families. There are rarely early symptoms of pancreatic cancer, which means it is usually discovered at an advanced stage, when the cancer has spread. There is also no routine screening test for pancreatic cancer, so it’s vital to know the symptoms of the disease, including abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, changes in bowel motions and jaundice. Don’t delay talking to your GP if you experience any of these symptoms. If we detect it early, we have a better chance of treating it more effectively. This year around 415 Queenslanders will die from the disease. With your support, we can fund potentially life-saving research projects. Please join us in a race against time to help fi nd better treatments. If you or a loved one is affected by pancreatic cancer, call 13 11 20 or visit us at www.cancerqld.org.au. Katie Clift Cancer Council Queensland Foreshore revamp outrage What a transmutation of the Hervey Bay foreshore! The Council has gone from “just cleaning up” (litter and weeds) in 2009 to “revamping” (vegetation clearing, rock pools, fairy lights, buildings, etc) the foreshore in 2014. I remember the Hervey Bay Foreshore Forum in 2009, organised by the Council in support of the developers with their “opacity/ocean visibility rating model of the detrimental impacts of vegetation on sea views”. The auditorium was full to overfl owing with people who had come out on a Thursday night with the sole aim to protect the foreshore from clearing and commercial structures. The people of Hervey Bay let the Council know that the naturalness of the foreshore was its unique feature and wanted it preserved. Well, the people lost. The Council has inexorably moved towards transforming the foreshore to look like everywhere else. How sad it is that fi ve years later people are reduced to trying to protect a fi nal small clump of Cottonwood trees in a Park from Council’s planned destruction. What is so pathetic about all this is that there is no gain. The environment has lost habitat and foreshore stability, beach goers are faced with ugly piles of rocks, no shade and can smell and hear the traffi c, walkers on the Esplanade walkway and businesses across the road are blasted by wind and sand. The hotel owners may have “sea views” but that will not bring more tourists to Hervey Bay. 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