Letters Archive

On balance a good decision for Korumburra

By Michael Giles LAST week we said “we told you so”… referring to VicTrack’s inability to meet the Council and the community’s expectations around providing either freehold title or a long lease to part of their railway land for the development of the Korumburra

Prioritise the Powlett St path

We have been party to the approach to our Ward Councillors to consider a footpath in Powlett Street, Inverloch, to overcome the issues associated with walking over rough and uneven surfaces of the street’s nature strips that can cause you to lose your footing

‘Flawed’ data in equestrian verdict

I am dismayed by the decision the South Gippsland Shire administrators voted on at the September council meeting not to approve the South Gippsland Equestrian and Exhibition Centre. The vote was made on information in a seriously flawed draft feasibility study. There were many

Hell-bent on the ‘Great’ rail trail

The South Gippsland Shire Council (SGSC) is moving fast to rip the tracks out. You need to take out an injunction to halt that – or do whatever it takes to halt proceedings until SGSC undertakes an updated community consultation process. There has been

Great display, now for a home

I would like to commend the Inverloch Historical Society for their display this month at the Inverloch Hub. The members of the Club have been collecting and collating the historical information and memorabilia for years, without a place to call home. It is stored

You got that right, Your Honour!

By Michael Giles LAST week in the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court, one of the 16 people arrested in the Bass Coast area in August this year under police ‘Operation Granulate’ appeared to face numerous charges including trafficking a significant quantity of methylamphetamine. The lawyer for

Council needs to be accountable

Great news on the climate change front apparently. Only a few weeks ago a majority of Bass Coast Shire Councillors declared a climate change emergency and committed $200,000 to deal with it. Now, the same councilors have decided there is no urgency after all.

Democracy… what’s that?

Congratulations, Michael Giles. His editorial in the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times (‘Nothing to see here’, September 24) nailed it as it seems to be the case frequently these days. In respect of the livestreaming of council meetings, his point that rogue councillors and council administration

Kids could have a positive view

So sad to read of the GINKS (Green Inclination No Kids) and others choosing to abort pregnancies or intentionally refrain from having children, in fear of the world into which they would be born. It’s just possible that those children may have had a

Shire gets on with the job

Great to come down to Inverloch this week to see that Bass Coast Shire Council has finally done a proper fix to the corner of A’Beckett & Reilly street intersection and done an asphalt overlay. I commend them on this and the recent increased

Nothing to see here

By Michael Giles IT’S an absolute disgrace that a majority of Bass Coast Shire Councillors couldn’t support the introduction of livestreaming for its monthly council meetings, as recommended, at last week’s council meeting. And we’re prepared to name names here. The following councillors voted

Can’t listen to shire meeting

Councillors in their infinite wisdom voted against the Draft Bass Coast Shire Council Meeting Livestreaming Policy 2019, although Bass Coast council officers recommended a 6-month trial period for live streaming Council Ordinary Meetings. Cr Rothfield at the Council Ordinary Meeting on the 18th September

Get on with the Invy path

Pretty disappointed. Last weekend I was down at the beach here in Inverloch and I was told that although the shire has passed and approved the next stage of the Inverloch shared pathway…[some people] are now looking to take the decision to VCAT. Now