Dwindling Harrison doesn’t need more houses

'Fuel prices have now doubled and there are no job prospects in the area'

There seems to be an opinion by mayor, council and the general population that all that needs to be done is for the developers  to build housing and the economy will improve.  We need people to buy the houses!

I am sure you have read the report that appeared in a local newspaper stating that the population of Harrison has decreased by 6.7% from 1,573 to 1,468  a further decrease is expected this year there are no buyers for the 50+ properties for sale now, some have  been for sale for over three years.

We had a lot of families move here in the nineties that worked and drove up to an hour a day to work fuel prices were stable and our housing prices were low. Fuel prices have now doubled and there are no job prospects in the area.

Selling off properties we own, building a new town hall and housing projects will not increase our population. We must create a situation to bring  businesses that will employ People. Come on mayor and council, think outside the box.

Ephriam Bachman