More fast food more a worry than an opportunity
It is disappointing to see another KFC is earmarked for Ballarat, this time in Lucas.
This is such a shame as it is right on the fringe of our beautiful streetscape on Remembrance Drive.
Surely this is not in keeping with the historic look of our tree lined road, dedicated to our fallen soldiers.
Also in this day and age of increasing obesity rates, do we need another fast food outlet?
Kylie Cross, Cardigan Village
Something needs to be done about doctor shortages
I had tests done at Eureka Medical Centre on July 3.
I've tried everyday since July 6 to get the results.
I've been turned away numerous times, due to lack of doctors and extremely long queues.
I have taken a day off work today July 10 to attend the centre and will stay all day if required.
It is annoying you can't ring for results.
I will probably only be with the doctor 2 minutes when I eventually get my turn.
The centre used to be open till 10pm, now it closes at 8pm.
Stuart McIntyre, Mount Pleasant
Observation indicates few are observing the speed limit
I drove to Melbourne on Saturday in what I would call a good traffic flow along the Western Highway.
Where applicable, my cruise control was set at 109km/h for the whole trip.
I diverged once to overtake a laden truck going up an incline.
I would say every vehicle which came up behind while I was sitting on the speed limit could not stay there and just had to overtake.
Anthony Cincotta, Scarsdale
Branding that doesn't connect to history
On viewing a recent Ballarat promotion on television, it confirmed my first impression of the ineffectiveness of a new branding to promote our city.
Made Of Ballarat does not inform or excite any interest to know.
It only confuses the reader.
Did we not learn how quickly a successful Eureka centre was diminished with a new title MADE? "Eureka!
We've found it, Ballarat", opens up a wonderful story.
We could not invent a better history to begin a promotion. We have it all.
June Johnson, Alfredton
New 80 kph speed limit is frustrating
Vic Roads over two years has spent around $15 million on improvements to an 8 km section of the Midland Highway between the Western Highway overpass and Jubilee Road Sulky.
The speed limit has been reduced from 100 to 80kph.
We understand that apart from the proposed Kennedys Road roundabout, the project is complete.
Continuing to have a maximum speed limit of 80 kph after these expensive improvements is ridiculous and another example of our "nanny state" and causes frustration, tailgating and risk taking.
Driver education is the answer and sadly is not being addressed.
Michael and Rosemary Daunt, Sulky