Tree Ferns on a bend of Caalang Creek, in Hampden Park, Robertson.
I am on the Hampden Park Committee, in Robertson. Small beer, but it is enlightening to see how things do or do not work around the Wingecarribee Shire Council.
Recently we have had discussions about footpaths around the village. Then there was a thing called the PAMP study (apparently funded by the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA)). The good burghers of Robertson rolled up and voted for their most important footpath requirements. Clearly the people of Robertson said we need the footpath built from Ranelagh House (on the corner of Fountaindale Road) to the Cheese Factory - along side the Illawarra Highway. It is a much used route; but there is just a grassy verge, with no clear walkway, and it is beside a very busy road, with heavy trucks thundering beside unprotected pedestrians. So, fair enough - it was agreed that it ought be built as an all-weather footpath, funded by the RTA.
Tonight we heard that, after all the promises that the footpath would be built, that there has been no funding allocated to the Fountaindale Road (Ranelagh House). Can this be true? After all the promises, and press statements, etc. Surely not!
What will I tell Greg, when I next see him? Greg walks that route, numerous times each week. In an orange safety vest, for high visibility, I am pleased to say.
Robertson need this footpath folks.