The Thames Star
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1913. NOTES ON CURRENT TOPICS. TOWN PLANNING. WHY NOT AT THAMES?
, Our Motto: Fear of None; Favour to None ; Justice to All.
The people of Thames will 1 be pleased .to leani that tlhe Thames Chiaaitber of Commeiroe lusts ta,km up the miaitter of tojwm pianming, and 1 in ittg endeavour to secure mformatloni for the benefit of tihe public, regard ing! this- all 1 important question,, has .beem in coniimundoaitioii with Auckland; citizen® welqualiifted on tlhe subject, with the object of having, ad dresses given,. One of tihe genitilemeiiL approached' was Mr A. M. Myers, M. P!.,, whose expert knowledge on the subject wouJid hiovie enlightened many In regrettiingi bis inability to accede' "to the Ohairnfber's request at present Mir Myers expressed his pleasure ait tlhe fact tihat tioiwn planning was engagjiing tlhe jatltteoitrlon of mem/biers. He set forth the opinion that thn evil thlalb apse through the grjwbh cf towns ait haphazard "without any sys- i tetmaitic plan, or any reasonable plan' Mb for the fuitiuire, are only too obvious to those who examine 'the larger oitlies of our Dominion. There was a splendid opportunity in/ Thames for a comprehensive townplanning scheme. The town hiais •aviary prospect of a great future, and the people of Thames would tie, [wise if they profit by. tihe experience 1 of others. ..It coats lfiifctl© or nothino-! more to begin on. right lines than, on wrong ones.; but stihe cost of rectify-: inig initial miisttiakee, increases with every year of a city's growth.'
He trusted that enithusiasm would !bta displayed 1 on this subject pointing ooiit the aidvian'ta'geS' accruing to the town in futoia-e, if adequate provision were made for it® ultimate growth.