I am writing to you in relation to the above matter (Phillip Island Ferry Terminal proposal) particularly as your report in your newspaper of October 11, 2017 of the initial meeting at the Cowes Cultural Centre was timely and accurate and supported my assessment of that meeting which was the subject of the email correspondence.
As I cited various points made in your excellent article, I am forwarding the whole chain of emails which ensued as I am utterly disappointed at the attitude and indifference of the councillors of the Island Ward in failing to address that which is as I understand an attempt to deceive the residents into believing that no firm location has been mooted.
Indeed, there was a meeting held by the Consultants with the Cowes Yacht Club and concerned residents at which minutes of that meeting disclose that the Yacht Club was no longer their focus as a likely location.
The people of Cowes have made it clear previously that we do not want a car ferry and yet it comes around again. Yet when this is given airing it seems to be a complete irritation to our representative councillors as can be seen in the emails I received from the Mayor.
There is now considerable action being taken by concerned residents to mount opposition to any proposal to destroy significant north facing foreshore west of Cowes and your continuing support would be greatly appreciated.
Phil Carey, Cowes.
Ferry opposition builds locally