Who else could we name the new stadium after?
With the imminent completion of the new stadium complex on Norman Street which will be a magnificent addition to the greater Ballarat sports scene, it’s time for a decision about the naming it.
I am not sure where the responsibility for this lies, but it should be absolutely clear!
No person has contributed more than Peter Eddy.
His attention to detail, his knowledge and sheer doggedness when lobbying for funds and his overall due diligence is unsurpassed by any sports administrator locally, if not nationally.
Very soon his legacy will stand proud for all to see.
Roll on the Peter G. Eddy Stadium.
Phil Hoey, Wendouree
Better pavements would lead to more walkers and a better city
Why do our politicians and others holding important positions in the community choose to ignore the importance of first class paved walking and shared paths in areas where they are important in because of housing density, access to important facilities and for frail people and others wanting to go for a walk.
The advantages of such paths are: increased praise from tourists, enhanced value of surrounding property, increased fitness gained by regular walkers, less pollution and improved social opportunities.
A financial expenditure of $546 million per year would allow each local council in Australia to request an additional $1million to spend on paths each year.
Donald Drake, Maryborough
Don't forget the waiting room at Wendouree
Wonderful news about the Wendouree Station upgrade.
The lifts , ramps and pedestrian overpass will be a great asset to disabled people accessing the facility.
What a pity people using the Ballarat Station will not have access to similar facilities.
I do hope that an expansion of the waiting room/ticket office at Wendouree is included in the plans.
Joyce Currie, Wendouree.
Bickering while the Murray Darling Basin continues in crisis.
Over recent weeks I have witnessed politicians,public servants and academics exchanging barbs over the Murray Darling Basin and the lack of water.
You don't need to be a scientist or academic to know the situation has been brought about by drought and the overuse of water for irrigation.
I have not heard any of these people come up with a practical solution which would be to "drought Proof" the Murray Darling by diverting water from our north.
Back in 1938 there was a scheme proposed by a Dr. Bradfield ,but it didn’t go ahead.
Since then there have been advancements in technology such as solar and wind powered electric pumps.
Over a hundred years ago water was piped from Perth to Kalgoorlie.
After World War 2 the government built the Snowy Mountain Scheme, which helps sustain the towns and cities along the Murray River.
The survival of the Murray Darling should be number one on the agenda for all politicians and political parties in upcoming elections.
Keith Pitman, Alfredton
Too many big trees vanishing form our city
With reference to the piece titled “More Big Trees Please”; I totally concur.
Our city is blessed with trees planted many years ago including a Liquidambar Styraciflua in my garden which has provided a huge, shady, canopy and a magnificent view from my house.
Recently I was devastated to find it has been poisoned.
The tree is over 60 years old is located at the rear of my property.
It appears someone has trespassed and drilled holes in the trunk and roots.I am dreading the thought of watching it deteriorate and die.
R. Wilkins, Lake Wendouree
Wonderful talent on show
Congratulations to Ballarat Lyric Theatre on its amazing production of Jekyll and Hyde.
From the minute I walked into the theatre, I was blown away by the amazing set and even more so when the performance began.
There were wonderful performances by all the cast.
I think the entire audience was completely entranced and sat on the edges of their seats while waiting to see the story unfold.
It has been interesting to watch the Company’s young people grow and develop their skills with each new production.
Linda Ogier impressed again and I’m proud to see one of my Vertex “kids”, Carmen Morris playing a leading role.
Best wishes and chookas to the company for the rest of the season.
Arlene Geoffrey, Creswick