Many people in Venus Bay are feeling surprised and delighted.
We are celebrating the decision of the South Gippsland Shire Council to halt the rezoning and selling-off of parks and reserves in Venus Bay pending the development of an Open Space Strategy Plan.
After years of opposition to the proposal, years of writing petitions, submissions, research and organising, we have finally been heard and our views respected by our council. This is exemplary.
In these times of deep political alienation, such a response from a governing body not only preserves habitat, flora and fauna, it is a vibrant demonstration of a responsive democracy and it is greatly appreciated.
Salutations to SGSC, to Cr Alyson Skinner and to the Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula. Fine work!
Gillian Upton, Venus Bay.