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No decision made on Prom cycling

In reference to a recent letter about cycling at Wilsons Promontory National Park, there are some points that need to be clarified. Most importantly, no decision has been made on this proposal. The Wilsons Prom Advisory Group are volunteers from a wide cross section

Green waste charges incorrect

During the past five weeks myself and two other concerned Mirboo North ratepayers have been attempting to convince the council that the new green waste charges are based on poor judgement and will be ineffective. Not only will the charges result in environmental damage,

Don’t let them in

Thank you to the Sentinel-Times for comments in the ‘Yes, but is CSG safe?’ article last week relating to the coal seam gas industry (CSG) and the adverse effects it may have on the land and water in Gippsland. There is very clear evidence

Island dips out on pool

It appears we have a Wonthaggi centric, egotistic council hell bent on denying Phillip Island the right to access aquatic facilities. Cr Rankine’s comments that funds allocated for aquatic facilities should be directed to Wonthaggi to help lure professionals to that town prove the

Rural strategy is totally wrong

I applaud the delay in implementation of this strategy document, giving those affected by the proposed changes a chance to respond. The strategy appears flawed by some faulty assumptions and leaps in logic. One of the Key Strategic Directions of the policy is a

How to reduce household energy consumption

From July 12 to 14, Beyond Zero Emissions has a booth at the Master Builders Trade Show ‘Build & Renovating Expo’, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The booth is a simulation of an older style home, most of which are considered to rate less than 2.5

Play fair with pool

Wonthaggi has long promoted itself as the ‘Gateway to Golden Beaches’ at Cape Paterson and Inverloch. These beaches are only 10 minutes down the road, so there is no justification for funding what would effectively be a second pool for Wonthaggi on the grounds