24 April 2013

Some Empathy with Hallet Cove Residents

Hallett Cove residents protest over Noarlunga line's pole positions

Noarlunga line

A GROUP of Hallett Cove residents are banding together to have "unsightly" poles moved from where they have been placed in front of their homes as part of the electrication of the Noarlunga rail line.
The 8m high concrete poles are being installed every 1.6km along the 30km track, which runs from Adelaide to Seaford. The poles will be connected by overhead wires.
Columbia Cres resident Marie Jonsson-Harrison wants the poles being installed opposite her house moved 100m to be in front of vacant land off Lonsdale Rd.
"We will have an unsightly structure blocking the beautiful view," Mrs Jonsson-Harrison said. "It will absolutely devalue our home."
Mrs Jonsson-Harrison said residents were discussing plans to fight the poles, including a petition. Her neighbour Richard Flashman said he bought his home because of its view.
"It's difficult to say if it will devalue homes until we go to sell," Mr Flashman said.
"But that's obviously on people's minds."A spokeswoman for the Planning and Transport Department said it was "not a viable option" to move the poles. She said there were several factors that determined the poles' location, including the sighting of signals for train drivers, environmental conditions and nearby vegetation.
"All efforts have been made to reduce impacts to residents along the line wherever possible," she said.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jennie, Glad to see you are informing the Goodwood residents about the Railway electrification debacle in Adelaide. Here are some links to the Today Tonight shows and my blog if anyone wants to know more. http://www.mariejonssonharrison.com.au/new/index.php/2013/05/179-art-and-chained-to-the-rail-way-track/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QnrGHgZI-g&list=UUIRirk9ouIDcLj-PQBPE3WQ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGiznhA6uWs Warm Regards, Marie