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Your Say Log on to have your say and read more feedback at camdenadvertiser.com.au Email your letters to mburrell@fairfaxmedia.com.au Write letters to: Your Say, Suite 1-3, 1 Elyard Place, The Exchange Building Narellan NSW 2567 Town centre plan is the best option available Circulation: 20,434 Unit 1, 1 Elyard Street, Narellan, 2567. Ph: 4640 5151 Web: camdenadvertiser.com.au Published on Wednesdays Advertising Manager: Elaine Arriguetti Sales: Emma Nadin Administration: Jenny Flood, Sarah Barrett Real Estate and Drive: Colinda Lombardo Classifieds Ph: 13 24 25 fcnclass@fairfaxmedia.com.au Editorial Editor: Michelle Burrell Reporters: Iliana Stillitano, Kerrie Armstrong, Ben Chenoweth, Martin Walsh Photographers: Jeff de Pasquale, Simon Bennett It is disappointing some people are determined to circulate misinformation about council’s upgrade works in the Camden Town Centre. Council received majority support for the works after consulting with the community based on the facts. Not rumours, not lies, but the facts. There will always be criticism, it comes with my role. I am accepting of this and it’s com- pletely warranted if based on the facts. Some agitators are determined to mis- lead genuine people in our community with complete lies in the hope of ignit- ing aggression and abuse towards me. As a result, I’ve been personally attacked and vilified by a small number of people in an attempt to bully and intimidate me. Council has been accused of not listening. This is untrue. All suggestions were carefully con- sidered, however, some were not prac- tical. One suggestion was to reduce Argyle Street to one travel lane in each direc- tion in order to retain the zebra cross- ings (as current RMS standards do not allow zebra crossings across four lanes of traffic due to safety reasons). Traffic engineers advised against this as capacity would be reduced from the current 1500 vehicles an hour to 600. Did you know? This would not meet current demand, let alone future demand. This scenario is demonstrated by the current congestion caused by one lane being temporarily closed due to drain- age works. Another suggestion was to reduce the speed limit to 40km/h. Council already applied to the RMS for this but was refused. The facts are no historical features of the town are being changed and the works are basic infrastructure and safety upgrades. There has already been one death on a pedestrian crossing on Argyle Street. Should the council wait until there is another death before it upgrades its non- We are the chlorine free specialists for pools and spas. We will not beaten on price of any pool cleaner. Above Ground Complete Pool Shop compliant crossings to current stand- ards? The answer is no. Anyone wanting to discuss the upgrade works who hasn’t yet contacted me is welcome to take the opportunity. Please contact me on 0413 485 142 or larasym@gmail.com. Lara Symkowiak, Camden mayor Safety is the issue Among the many comments from read- ers in relation to the proposed upgrade to the Camden CBD was one indicating there have not been any letters in sup- port of the proposal. This is obviously because the majority of people do not have the concerns that Concrete *DIY options available If you want dentures of the highest quality you need to visit us! • Lifelike, Comfortable & Customised to suit Individual Needs • Latest Technology and Techniques • 100% Australian Made • Full Dentures • Partial Dentures • Cosmetic Dentures We are inside Flower Power Garden Centre 02 4647 8500 | 0457 030 194 | info@sydneylifestylepools.com G7311225AC-280115 Visit today for complimentary water testing 320 Narellan Rd., Mount Annan, NSW 2567 MORE YOUR SAY PAGE 15 CREATING BEAUTIFUL SMILES Like us on Fibre Glass Thursday, July 30 is the International Day of Friendship. The day was proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. Details: www.un.org/en/events/ friendshipday/ some folk apparently do, while others are interested but are prepared to leave it to the councillors who have been elec- ted to the position of responsibility to make such decisions. After all, their decisions are made based on professional and expert advice. When I shop in Camden, I am usually frustrated by the lack of available car parking and concerned by the uneven nature of the street’s paving. These two matters are being addressed in the current proposal, so sounds good to me. I realise the car park will not be an impressive site — car parks never are. As for the pavers, does the colour really matter? I note, too, there has been references to the size of the crowd that attended the Alliance’s meeting at Onslow Park. I imagine it would have been quite difficult to put an accurate estimate on the crowd as people would have been coming and going all the time, and really it is not difficult to attract a crowd on a nice sunny day when free children’s activities and refreshments are offered. We need to move ahead. Safety issues are involved. 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The plans talk about urban renewal centred around the existing railway infrastructure, which should mean better access to services, and a revitalisation of areas that have been somewhat neglected over the past few decades. It’s great to see that the Department of Planning and Environment, along with Council will be seeking public feedback. There’s been a few lessons learnt from other local public forums of late, especially out Camden way, so let’s hope this provides an even better result for us all. On another note, we’ll be up at St Thomas More Fete once again this weekend giving away a pre-loved car. Since the mid- eighties we’ve donated over 27 vehicles so this year’s winner will be our 28th!! Head on up for what is always a great little school fete. Who knows maybe the winner will be you!! Paul Wakeling Motor Group Cnr Blaxland & Mill Roads, Campbelltown. 4628 1444 2 - Camden-Narellan CDA 0002 Advertiser, Camden Valley Motors Cnr Camden Valley Way & Anderson Rd, Smeaton Grange www.wakelingautomotive.com.au Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4655 5000 OVER $ 1 , 000 , 000 raised to support Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals since 1997. and still going! r thu c a ar ars M e ng 0 y r D ivi for 3 Call 13 24 25 . . . That's Fairfax Community Classifieds