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LETTER: ‘If it ain’t broke’

SIR, – There is an old saying ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

At the moment Horsham’s riverfront is a beautiful area with a natural feel about – big gum trees, an ideal space for family picnics, walkers and cyclists.

The adjacent forest walk is also a great recreational area.

However, Horsham council now wants to change this into a concrete jungle with manicured surrounds and a coffee shop.

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Do we really need another coffee outlet in town, putting pressure on the outlets currently available?

I ask the council: Where will Horsham Lawn Tennis Club and Horsham Croquet Club be re-located on similar soil types and at what cost? Will a lifeguard be on duty at a proposed wading pool 24-7 and at what cost? Following a successful church gathering, where the miniature railway proved very popular at its present site, why shift it? An AFL representative said he would support the enlargement of Horsham City Oval to enable AFL games to be played on it. Will the AFL be contributing to the cost? 

The council is having trouble leasing the restaurant space at Horsham Town Hall. How easy will it be to lease a proposed café on the riverfront?

Brian Simonds

Drung Drung

The entire September 4, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!