From the Saint

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Brickbats and bouquets

EVEN by the standards of Lithgow’s absentee landlords the Station Street saga is something else.

The footpath outside the building occupied by Dimmeys has literally been closed for months after some unspecified masonry apparently fell from an upper level (we’ve never been told what or how much but there’s nothing visible to the naked eye). 

More than two months ago the column was told that a structural engineer’s report had been received by Lithgow Council but there’s been no obvious action since then.

The ugly barricades remain and the footpath is off limits.  What’s going on? 

On a brighter note two of Lithgow’s most important heritage buildings, the John Joseph law firm landmark premises and the ESA Bank have benefited from a paint job and other work.

And not far from the CBD it is already evident that Westfund’s new head office will be something of a local showplace. 

It’s still a construction site but the transformation of the former RSL Club is taking shape in impressive fashion.

The condition of the once popular club premises  had been in sad decline ever since the club ceased to function some years ago after encountering financial difficulties.

Westfund’s new mission control is due to open in November. (The first of the villas on the adjacent former RSL bowling greens have now been occupied so that’s another step forward).

Waterlogged

SO feeling waterlogged yet?

Hot on the heels of one of our coldest Winters in years we are currently re-writing the record books for a wet Spring. 

Pooled water everywhere in paddocks across the district is evidence that the countryside is saturated and just can’t absorb much more. 

Damp and dismal just about sums up the first months of Springtime ‘16 and with the joys or daylight saving just days a way we’re hoping for a little warmth in our lives. T

he bad new though is that more rain is coming our way.

Maybe we’d better just learn to love it.

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