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LETTER: Proposed sporting complex

SIR, – We write regarding the proposed sporting complex to be located near the Horsham Showground and requiring the closure of McBryde Street.

Literally decades ago, in the 1980s, we wrote to both The Wimmera Mail-Times and  Horsham Rural City Council regarding the volume of traffic in Bowen Street where we live. 

We have also sought advice from the police as to what could be done about driver behaviour in our street. 

Corners are consistently cut and at least one accident has already occurred.

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Since the increase in services provided by the Wimmera Health Care Group and the growth of Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College, traffic volume has increased, particularly before and after school. 

Of course, many cars going to Horsham Primary School and St Brigid’s College also use our street.

The closure of McBryde Street can only result in a further increase in the volume of traffic in our street as well as surrounding streets such as Smith and Hamilton streets.

Any past attempts to address the situation with Horsham council have fallen on deaf ears, hence it is encouraging to read in the local press that the council is listening and we feel sure that the comments from long-standing residents of the affected area will be treated with appropriate gravity.

As with many other Horsham residents, we stress that we support the concept of a purpose-built sporting complex, however in a location other than the McBryde Street area.

Mike and Rhonda Coffey


The entire November 6, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!