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Letters Archive

How Leongatha might steal a march on Wonthaggi

SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT THROW in climate change, coastal erosion, special charge schemes for dusty residential roads, cultural centres and pool funding… whatever you like. There are two basics of life that you’ve got to have before any of that other stuff matters – enough to

Judge their policies and character, not medical

How very disappointing to see the… message from Geoff Boer proclaiming ‘No vax, no vote’ in relation to Russell Broadbent, the federal Member for Monash (Letters, November 2). The decision to take a vaccine, like any pharmaceutical or medical treatment, is a personal one

We need to be consulted

I am heartened to see that the issues of homelessness and the lack of social housing in the Bass Coast area have been highlighted in the past four issues of this paper. These are crucial and pressing issues that need to be discussed and

Outstanding support

I again write to thank the people of Inverloch for the outstanding support for Remembrance Day. It was very disappointing that we had to move from the cenotaph to the RSL Hall because of drainage works that were done in the Information Centre forecourt.

Extraordinary election

South Gippsland Council’s return-to-elected democracy-election was packed with just about every possible extraordinary event, starting with one-third of the ballot papers being sent via Australia Post’s now normal snail mail service. The unprecedented recall and reissue of these ballot packs added an extra week

Congratulations, councillors

To all the new councillors, congratulations. I wish you all the best in governing our shire and trust you will do so for all of us in our rich diversity. To everyone who voted for me in Coastal-Promontory Ward, one, two or three, I

How Inverloch’s erosion plan hit a speed hump

SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT A CAMEL, they say, is a horse invented by a committee. And the ‘Cape to Cape Resilience Project’ is also a camel, it seems, invented by a doozy of a committee, the Inverloch Regional and Strategic Partnership (RaSP), which includes membership from

Has Bass Coast missed the boat?

Despite the announcement in mid-November 2020 by the Housing Minister that the Bass Coast would get $25 million in Victoria’s Big House Build, it appears that 12 months on, nothing has happened to increase the social housing stock here. A reminder of the size

Good luck to new council

I write to offer my best wishes to the nine new councillors who have been elected to South Gippsland Shire Council. Congratulations to Sarah Gilligan, Scott Rae, Mohya Davies (Coastal Promontory ward); Jenni Keerie, Mick Felton, Nathan Hersey (Strzelecki Ward); John Schelling, Clare Williams,

Wishing the new council the best

I would like to congratulate the successful candidates recently elected to council. I was unsuccessful in standing for council. The results have shown the will of the people is in another direction to mine. There was an obvious, overwhelming rejection of the dysfunction of

Call to adopt meaningful carbon reduction policy

Like many people across a large area of Victoria, we were without power for a few days. In the circumstances, SP Ausnet did a good job. It is accepted science that global warming will cause increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Rather than requesting

Teach some manners

I would like, through your paper, to tell the parents of the four bike-riding children who snatched a poster out of my hands to teach their offspring some manners. I am very fragile at the moment and spent the afternoon in tears. I’ve had

Need to work both sides of politics

SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT THERE are 34 local councils across Melbourne, 38 shires, six rural cities and one borough. And for as many as half of those 79 councils, party politics plays an overt role. There isn’t a law against it. But, not so much in