Opinion

Letter to the Editor

By Reader Contributed

Rubbish a threat to our image

Laura Briggs (SNViewPoint, May 2) highlights the disgusting amount of rubbish on our roads.

On that 4km section of road referred to in the article the Transition Tatura, in not quite seven years (twice a year), has picked 5700 bottles and cans, 20 cubic metres of rubbish comprising over an estimated 32000 individual pieces of rubbish.

The amount of rubbish picked up each time is about the same.

It is unbelievable that we promote the Goulburn Valley as the food bowl, while the highways leading to it — and our road network — are unkempt and have an enormous negative impact on the clean, green and healthy image of the valley’s produce.

Rubbish is a problem on our road network across the state, but it is a real threat locally to our image.

If you don’t believe me have a look out the car window in any location or take a trip south from the Midland Hwy down Turnbull Rd Ardmona and then along Ferguson Rd.

Terry Court, Tatura