Letters: Change for the sake of change?

Letters: FROM time to time, ideas crop up about proposed changes to Bundaberg's street scape in a bid to draw in tourists as well as making for a modern appearance.

Will this advance the town, or is it just change for the sake of change?

The two proposals are for a development along the riverbank and for street art in the city and buildings.

Melbourne is often given as an example of artwork on buildings in the laneways and alleyways of Melbourne's central city area.

Folks, as someone who has visited many towns and cities, including Melbourne over the past 40 or so years, I would like to say that Melbourne has gone downhill in recent years.

Once known as the friendly, well-mannered, neat and tidy city with good gardens and streetscapes, the place is now very ordinary, noisy, and lots of this so-called art is nothing more than expensive graffiti.

Up until recently, Melbourne's trams, trains and buses were painted a green colour with cream trimmings, which was a good colour match for many years.

Now, most of them are painted a drab grey colour, and a lot of new buildings now in Melbourne are also very drab, faceless dark and grey.

Crime is also up, with hordes of young, angry people who are probably bored out of their brains, yelling out and yahooing late into the night.

The same can be said for most Australian towns and cities these days.

If these so called "improvements" are considered to be "state of the art" who needs them?

Folks, let's not forget that Bundy once had tree-lined streets and landmarks, that are gone because of "progress".

Having change just to have change is not the answer.

M CHALMERS

South Kolan



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