I have heard and read a number of criticisms of Lois Blumenthal for her original letter to the media, revealing Government’s then imminent plans to put a road through the ‘Ironwood Forest’.
Her letter brought the situation to the attention of the public.
If she had not written it, this most likely would an academic discussion.
The bulldozers and jackhammers would have been through the middle of the forest by now, and it would be too late do anything except say ‘what a shame’.
I can only speak for myself, but I hope I bear the sentiment of many others when I say: ‘Thank you Lois for your care and courage’.