Your say: Whose space is it anyway?

FUTURE FOCUS: Concept plans for Ryrie Park as drafted by Heritage Landscape consultants Phillip-Marle. Photo: Phillip-Marle.
FUTURE FOCUS: Concept plans for Ryrie Park as drafted by Heritage Landscape consultants Phillip-Marle. Photo: Phillip-Marle.

Just because we live in an historic town, it doesn't mean we all have to walk around in period costume and only deal in pennies and shillings in the shops. It's not Old Sydney Town or some twee tourist attraction. Braidwood is still a town with real residents and children and we need to build to cater for all residents while ensuring the integrity of the original buildings. Like it or not, we live in the 21st century and we have to move with it.

Angela Hunter

Don’t skate over the past

If you live in a historic town please do not turn it into something it is not. Your town is protected against developers. Guildford in WA is dying from inappropriate development don't let this happen to your beautiful town. Plenty of Canberra burbs with skate parks etc.

Kathryn Jane Stephenson

Powering off

We do pay a lot for power in our cold area of Australia! Despite that many of us have many outages. Yesterday there was a planned power outage from 9 to 3.30pm. We had decided to work at home and due to not having checked the postal box at Bungendore I didn't realise it was on. The power then did not come on until 3.55pm. It was very unpleasant! We had one freezer and two fridges off for the day and one for half a day! Now we don't know if that food is safe to eat.

I realised that they could do it to us because we are few and scattered. Shouldn't our power be drastically cheaper or should we get the same service afforded to the cities and large towns? Should we have discounts offered on generators and their batteries?

Valerie Sharpe, Manar