Don’t seal our street: locals petition council

While railing against unsealed rural roads is a common complaint in many regional areas, plenty of residents in Castlemaine’s unsealed Butterworth Street ‘hood have a very different view.
They don’t want their road sealed and they’re prepared to fight to stop it happening.
Thirty-five people have signed a petition opposing the Mount Alexander Shire Council proposal to seal Butterworth Street between Reckleben and Brown Streets, Brown Street between Butterworth and Farnsworth Streets, and Farnsworth Street between Brown and Ray Streets.
“I walk along this road daily, value the natural feel and vegetation. Sealing it is a waste of money,” one signatory to the petition said.
“It will increase traffic, loss of indigenous plants and loss of character,” wrote another. Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail (Friday, September 27, 2019)

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.