We do not need more housing (News, March 13) until our infrastructure is attended to.

Try making it into the city on any of our feeder roads, and we can all see where our priorities should be.

Admittedly the debacle at Greerton has added to the backup of traffic in that area, but councils, both Tauranga and Western Bay, should be looking at all aspects of roading, for instance, why is Carmichael Rd closed to incoming Tauranga traffic?

It would certainly alleviate a little of the congestion in Bethlehem. It only needs to be one way, too simple for the powers to be, I suggest. Over the past few years, developers have had a fair go at the market, now it is time for the Bay to catch up.

The closing of Station Rd at the same time as SH2 roadworks at Bethlehem is unbelievable. Surely some sort of communication was lacking.

Merle Bray


New road

Regarding the new $30 million way home for Papamoa East residents (News, March 14), it's great news for residents but I do wonder, given our inevitable climate change and sea level rise, if this investment is prudent.

Can we be assured the infrastructure being built has an economic life and it is not just political expediency ignoring the geography of the area?

Russell Wenn
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