Following Ross Smith’s letter to the paper last week regarding the application to Bass Coast Shire Council for proposed joy flights from an air strip at 5610 Bass Highway, Inverloch.
I know there are excellent aircraft facilities at the Leongatha airport with four very safe level runways.
This is approximately 14 minutes’ drive from Inverloch or about an additional nine or so minutes from the proposed air strip.
Leongatha airport is a professionally run facility and in an area already used to having aircraft buzzing around.
Many ratepayers would support the full use of already existing facilities rather than a duplication.
I notice that it is on land zoned farming so I don’t believe it will be well received by neighbouring farms with stock that maybe disturbed by this activity.
When I drive from Inverloch to Wonthaggi I see that the northern end of the strip is relatively close to the Bass Highway.
It will be an unnecessary distraction for drivers along the Bass Highway.
I believe the application should be rejected.
This letter is supported by local farmer Lorelei Rigby and Northside Pastoral Pty Ltd of nearby Martyn Lane.
Lewis Stone, Inverloch.
No need for airstrip