Letters: Let’s restore pride
Letters: AS AN owner of Baddow House, which overlooks the historic old Maryborough town site, I feel duty bound to comment on the proposed development.
I have seen many letters to the editor berating the design and need for this development.
There have been few in favour. In my opinion, the creation of a residential precinct, with its inevitable financial benefits, can only bring improvement to the surrounding old town site parkland.
The proposed plan of development shows the residential area well away from the important parts of the old town site.
At the moment the old site attracts plenty of problems.
Everything from cars doing burn-outs and donuts on the grass (day and night), to drug users and participants in other undesirable activities.
And then there is the state of the vegetation. Already the advancing cats claw vine, along with other weeds and unwanted flora, is taking over.
If more is not done, the old site will further deteriorate.
If the community get behind council, this valuable parkland could become something of which Maryborough can once again be proud.
Instead of trying to halt this excellent piece of planning we should be all in support. Remember the old Maryborough City Council had a similar plan for this site. This opportunity should not be missed.