Sent by email 17092018.
Letter from Patti Bartlett to The Executive RHVA 5th july 2018
Hi all, congrats on the South End pathway, efforts of all volunteers are appreciated and I was impressed to follow Dot and Peter (using a rollator walker) King up the track on the weekend to the Cafe. Went for a long walk yesterday to Conjola and their walkway from the car park towards the beach is amazing and I wondered how it was funded through SCC. Luke Bastock from NPWS could be a great networker for design and funding of paths.
Because of Coast disallowing our usual access and also because of extra residents in Coast, I feel that a pathway linking Manyana to Cunjurong should be the first priority. You know that I may be in the minority that dislikes concrete so therefore I’d prefer to offer some constructive ideas. It is some 300 metres only from Goodsell St to the intersecon of The Pannicle and The Bounty. This would be a wonderful link to Cunjurong Shop for Manyana residents- children, older adults, prams etc. It could also be a gravel type of path with boards on both sides. Dot King commented that her and Peter would welcome a link like that as they have lost their link through the bush to Cunjurong Shop. The Fire Shed to Berringer is one they wouldn’t use as it doesn’t link to a safe route and could be too steep for them.
Could you put a map of proposed pathways between Cunjurong Point and Nth Bendalong on the RHVA website as it’s only in the last few months that I’ve heard talk of the actual siting of paths as opposed to a previous general Plan linking the 3 villages.
I also thought that the benches along the Sth End to Bendalong path acknowledging the memory of past residents was a great idea. However since the weekend, the number of benches has doubled. Who approves a bench, pays for them and designs the wording on the bench? I dislike red tape and wouldn’t want to see memorials needing to go through Council but maybe there now needs to be some sort of process. Crescent Head, for example, has benches with backs on them with mulple small commemorave plaques. The routed wording on our benches is too large. Others have also commented on this. Manyana Boardriders Club erected a memorial to Bobby Mills and Don Hearn at the Green Island Lookout so who decides, for example, that one person is mentioned and not another?
Thanks for considering my concerns, I hope you see them in a constructive light and can acknowledge another viewpoint. Thanks also for the time and effort you put into these voluntary posions. Regards, Patti Bartlett.
Am happy for this letter to go on your Correspondence In page
Letter from Patti Bartlett to the Executive RHVA 9-9-2018
To the Executive,
Thank you for putting the Pathways map on RHVA web site and personally I adjust to change better if informed beforehand.
Whilst I m not a fan of white concrete, I acknowledge the enormous work, time and voluntary effort put into the Bridge pathway. I also acknowledge and can appreciate diversity and different opinions, and realise that the white concrete pathway from Fire Shed to Sunset Strip is what the majority wants. So thanks also for your efforts there. And it seems Stage 4 (I guess that’s from Coast to Manyana Beach) will be concrete too.
I guess the black paths are the only concrete and the red is gravel? There is nothing marked for Fire Shed to GI Lookout to Alaska St and also from Bendalong Shop around the Caravan Park to Washerwoman’s track (or that part of the map isn’t seen). So I’m presuming that will be gravel as well?
I also noticed that the gravel track finishes at Dee Beach.
If I have any of this wrong, please let me know.
As I’ve requested beforehand with an earlier letter, (which didn’t make the Corro In page nor have comments I’ve made on RHVA stories made it on the web site) please put this letter on Correspondence In page.
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