Event was a rip roaring success

A contestant in the Rip n Ride competition shows off his skills. Picture: John Veage
A contestant in the Rip n Ride competition shows off his skills. Picture: John Veage

Congratulations to all those involved in the recent Rip n Ride competition.

The wall area between North Cronulla and Elouera was just the best spot for people to see this spectacular event. 

Let’s hope the organisers are given this spot every year. for the competition from now on. 

Great to see the professional positive behaviour and conduct of these jetskiers given much of the negative reporting of participants in this sport.

Again congratulations to all and to the major sponsor Yamaha.

Tony Offord, Miranda

Not the best ‘outcome’

Sutherland Shire Council proposes to sell the Caringbah Women’s Health Centre (“Council land could be sold”​, Leader, November 1).  

A new centre may open up but that will depend on the vote of the councillors.  Only months ago they voted for the closure and demolition of the Cronulla Women’s Rest Centre despite over 2000 signatures against it, so there are no guarantees for Caringbah.

To add insult to injury, council has admitted "amalgamation of the sites would result in an improved planning outcome for Fivex" (the developer). 

What about the "outcome" for local women who have already lost a basic service in Cronulla, and who could now lose another?

Peter Mahoney, Oatley

New CEO has to be a Shark

Re the article “Gorman leaves Sharks” (Leader, November 1).

Not sure how Gorman can help with the transition over the next few months if he’s done a deal to join Manly.

I just hope the club recruits someone who’s media savvy, values community engagement and can handle a crisis.

And ideally someone from the Sharks family.


Poor train service

RE ‘‘New bus, train timetables: More St George services but not for shire’’ (Leader, November 1).

Again we’ve been shortchanged by the government. The huge cuts to off-peak Mortdale services on weekdays hasn’t been fixed. At least their inactivity meant weekend services haven’t been reduced to the same slower, less frequent service. We’ll remember next election.

Tim Win, Mortdale

I can sympathise with Craig about Como’s poor train service (Your View, October 11).  

Stopping frequencies should be based on passenger numbers, not political motives.  For some years now busy centres like Kogarah and Rockdale have suffered cuts in services.  

On the other hand, Oatley, which gets just a few buses a day has a greatly improved service at the expense of busier stations. I certainly hope Craig can get an explanation from the Minister, as I have given up trying!

Karen Hanslow, Sutherland

Well done Dr Jacques

Re the article ‘‘Dreams fulfilled: Acute services hospital building opens’’ (Leader, November 1).

Good on Dr Jacques. A great doctor and great campaigner for change.

Kerry Munsie 

Let’s hope they have enough nurses and doctors for the hospital. No use building a hospital if there is not enough staff.

Christine Bissett 

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