Quite some time ago we received in the mail a very bright yellow flyer titled ‘How will the markets affect you?’
Apparently there has been a proposal to establish markets in the AWH shed 248-254 Hannell St, Maryville. So as a resident of nearby Wickham we received this totally one-sided flyer from the ‘Maryville Residents’ Action Group’ who are not very happy about the idea of these markets going ahead.
In a nutshell their reason’s are that most of that area is zoned industrial and the markets won’t help the area to one day become ‘residential’. Their bold points and my response:
1. Noise and traffic SEVEN days a week.
There will always be noise and traffic especially on a busy road such as Hannell Street and if you live anywhere near the Caltex depot there’ll be trucks at 3am any day of the week, so sorry if you choose to live there, tough cookies.
2. More parked cars on our already crowded and narrow streets.
I am yet to work out why there would be more parked cars in their narrow streets, surely there will be a carpark within the market grounds. And as a friend pointed out to me, no different if you live near an oval. People park everywhere during soccer/cricket season. Don’t like it, then don’t live there.
3. Difficulty moving in and out of our own homes and suburb.
What difficulty? Only making it difficult for themselves.
4. More homes demolished to make way for more industries.
Who said homes were going to be demolished? No where can I see that homes will be demolished for the markets, so this doesn’t even apply to this subject.
5. Our suburb viewed as ‘just full of industries’ instead of the place where you live and where people are moving to and bringing their families with them.
Once again, if you don’t like the perception of a suburb then DON’T LIVE THERE. Just because there are no markets there it doesn’t mean hoards of families will all of a sudden move to Wickham and Maryville.
6. Our sense of community under threat from the weekend invasion of shoppers going to the markets.
What is this about, really? How does people going to the markets affect a sense of community? I don’t have the words to explain how ridiculous I think this point is. If anything it will enhance a sense of community, with people coming along to the markets with their young families.
7. The Council continuing to pretend that we, the residents, don’t really exist.
The Council WILL ignore you, if you keep making silly points.
Well I’m really happy that they got all that off their chest, because now it’s my turn.
Right, so overall if you hadn’t guessed it already, I think the proposed markets would be a fantastic addition to the Maryville/Wickham area. Currently the site is just sitting there looking some what derelict and a perfect target for little shits to hang out at and graffiti because they have nothing better to do.
The markets would bring the area to life and cement the area as a great inner-city place to live close to town and all the amenities.
Honestly, you think they were proposing a brothel.