I would like to draw attention to Bass Coast Shire Council’s absurd advice in their “additional frequently asked questions” reply sheet following the concerns raised by Inverloch residents regarding the proposed closure of the Inverloch Transfer Station.
Residents had expressed concerns at the prospect of increased traffic delays in Wonthaggi’s main street when an anticipated extra 55 cars/trailers per day seven days a week would be expected to use the Wonthaggi Transfer Station instead of the one at Inverloch.
The council claims there are three alternative routes Inverloch residents can take to Wonthaggi’s Transfer Station.
Assuming the three obvious alternatives are:
1: The Bunurong Coastal Road
2: A detour through Wattle Bank leading to the Korumburra/Wonthaggi Road, or
3: The Bass Highway
It seems to me these options do not address the problem of going through Wonthaggi’s main streets or residential areas to access the Transfer Station.
The winding and undulating nature of the Bunurong Coastal road is not suited to increased use by cars with trailers and would lead to residential streets on route to the Transfer Station.
If one followed option two and followed the Korumburra/Wonthaggi road to its end, one would encounter all the business around the supermarkets and medical centre.
Alternatively, options 2 and 3 would arrive at Wonthaggi’s first roundabout and then have to zig zag through residential streets to avoid Wonthaggi’ main street.
It is hard to have confidence in the judgement of the council when they can propose such inappropriate and ineffective suggestions.
Rosemary Hutchinson, Inverloch.