Letters Archive

Local Government problems run deep

By Michael Giles AS MUCH as the Mayor Cr Don Hill and other members of the embattled local council have made South Gippsland an obvious target for action by the Minister for Local Government, the problems run deep through the sector. Chief among those

Last words on shire council

Today I have reluctantly resigned as a councillor of the South Gippsland Shire. This has been a difficult decision for me to make. When I was first elected in 2016 I never believed I would have to even consider such a decision. My decision

Cr Brown got it wrong: Mayor

There are many times a councillor may be faced with publicly having to comply with a decision made by a majority of councillors about which they hold a different personal view. This is the day-to-day reality of being an effective local councillor. Of course,

Case for a new shire direction

The report on the meeting with the Commission of Inquiry illustrates the need for a new direction for the Council administration. That report indicated a major developer – Joe Rossi – had walked away from trying to invest in South Gippsland Shire (SGS). At

How the rates plan will work

For the benefit of constituents who have not cottoned on to how influential this plan/strategy [the Growth for Rates Reduction plan] can be, in moving South Gippsland Shire (SGS) on to a higher plane. A lot of work went into the details, but here’s