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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 Airport a sell-out to profiteers and lobbyists Circulation: 18,763 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 Classi?eds 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 In spite of vast increases in pollution, health dangers, quality of life slipping away, traffic congestion, 24-hour noise and water supply contamination, the federal government pushed ahead by Mr Hockey and our Prime Minister, is determined to build a ridiculously loc- ated second airport at Badgerys Creek. If the government can’t see common sense and are just being led by the money-makers, at least give us the same conditions as our cousins at Sydney Airport, with a night curfew so the res- idents can get some reasonable sleep. After all we were told in 2004 by the then Howard government that Badgerys was cancelled and would not be revis- ited until at least 2030, as Sydney Air- port was at only 61 per cent used capacity and a better solution may be found by then. So why has Joe Hockey sold us out to the profiteers and lobbyists at the cost of the health of the western and south- west residents? I have no problem with people mak- ing honest profits, but not by endanger- ing the health of local residents. Kevin Bell, Narellan Critic of siege coverage When the Muslim man held the people hostage in the Lindt Cafe in Martin WEB CHAT Did you know? Tuesday, January 27, is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The day coincides with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and is centred on the theme ‘‘Liberty, Life and the Legacy of the Holocaust Survivors’’. Details: www.un.org/en/holocaustremembran- ce/2015/calendar2015.html. Place, both the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Leader of the Opposi- tion Bill Shorten said we should not give him publicity but go about our business as usual. Both ABC TV and Channel 9 suspen- ded all regular programs to broadcast continuous coverage, giving the gun- man free publicity, showing and trans- lating the writing on the flag he made two women hold to the window. All other young fanatics now know how to be heard. Will either channel publicly admit their errors when the next seige occurs, possibly with greater loss of life. William Dowson, Harrington Park Fallen soldier’s letter Somewhere in the Macarthur area is a grandson of the late Herb Marden whose father fell at the decisive battle of El Alamein. He has a letter which his father had written beforehand to the son he might never know. I am anxious to hear from him in order to write an article for the special Anzac Day publication prepared by our local MP Chris Patterson. If the gentleman would leave informa- tion at Mr Patterson’s electorate office I would be most grateful. Donald Howard, Elderslie We’ve had reports of brown snakes along the Camden bike track. Helen Venn Keaton: [I] live at Cobbitty we’ve had three red belly blacks and a huge brown. Janette Lindsay: Yes I knew about them being there. Kim Townsend: Yes we had a red belly black snake in our house yesterday. I freaked. Leonie Shaw: There’s lots of big brown snakes around Gundagurra Reserve. Tara Austin: Saw a dead red belly black snake near Harrington Park lake between shops and lake on Tuesday. Dimmy Nicholson: I’m so bloody glad I moved from Camden. Our yard used to back onto the bike track. We always got red bellies and my black lab was bitten once, nearly killed him. Garry Muir: Yes, walking around Harrington Park lake. Abby Andrew Virga: My mum had a red belly in her house. 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Eventually we moved the sales operations to a somewhat controversial yard in Hollylea Road whilst the new building was being constructed just opposite…I remember a picture that someone had framed for Dad - it was a picture of him sitting on a milestone with the Woodbine hills in the background, devoid of trees and with the construction site taking place, the caption in the picture read “The Promised Land”…how prophetic! Today, some 30 years on, Wakeling Automotive now employs over 200 people, the majority locals, turns over somewhere near $300M per annum and supports numerous local organisations and charities including our very own Wheels For Life Program which has seen Wakelings donate almost 1 million dollars to support Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals…not bad for a young man from Canberra…thank you Macarthur for all your support since 1985 and into the future…here’s to another 30 years!!! Paul Wakeling Motor Group Cnr Blaxland & Mill Roads, Campbelltown. 2 - Camden-Narellan CDA 0002 4628 1444 Advertiser, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 C d V ll M Camden Valley Motors www.wakelingautomotive.com.au 4655 5000 Cnr Camden Valley Way & Anderson Rd, Smeaton Grange Call 13 24 25 . . . That's Fairfax Community Classifieds