KFC is long overdue
Yes bring it on.
It's about time we got one out this way.
Ian Dunn, Huntly
I one hundred per cent agree with Harold Mae's letter, published on Tuesday, December 15.
For the most part, having moved back home from North Queensland, I have been delighted in the roads around Bendigo, but seriously, have council planners really thought this through?
Yes, it's great that a KFC or any of the fast food chain is down this end of town, it will provide employment for the youth of the area. However, we are talking Howard Street and the Midland Highway here.
There is already mayhem and pandemonium during peak periods due to schools, the skate park, Woolworths, the service station, etc, half the time there are three vehicles waiting in the middle of the intersection after the lights change.
During school times it is worse where half the time the turning arrow is wasted with students walking to and from school.
This intersection is only going to get busier with new houses popping up everywhere and new estates planned.
James Howden, Ascot
In granting a permit for a KFC, council has followed the state government in compounding the very dangerous traffic problem surrounding the Howard Street Midland Highway intersection.
First the government decided to upgrade the Epsom Primary school on its original site instead of building a new one capable of meeting future demands.
This created a massive traffic problems at drop off and pick up times, how this government can claim it wants to improve road safety and reduce the road toll was beyond me.
I can only assume that at election time, votes are more important than school children's safety.
Now council has decided to not only share a building with the government but to share in this lack of desire for road safety when revenue is on offer.
One can only assume that when KFC ended its application to council it said, "Just Shut Up And Take My Money.
David Arscott, Kangaroo Flat
Support for KFC
This is a great outcome for Epsom and Bendigo in general. I would like to see more growth across the road and certainly in Huntly.
Can't wait for the new garage and railway station. Let's keep it going for 2021.
Ron Vaitkus, Long Gully
Infrastructure before growth
Seems our Council cannot make decisions on behalf of the residents but defers to 'road authorities' .
Bendigo is racing full tilt to strangling itself in traffic because a coward council accepts growth without responsibility for future infrastucture.