Question of the monitor
I have not been in a position to crack Mornington Peninsula Shires codes and discover out rather more concerning the $85,000 inquiry in Mornington’s Beleura rock path, the contract for which is able to apparently be signed quickly.
What is not any secret is that the Buddies of the Beleura Cliff Path have a really totally different view to the shire on how the landslide and closure points ought to be handled.
Throughout our working bees over eight years, we have now studied these points carefully and always requested the shire to sort out sure points. Now we’re nonetheless working with them and attempting to get them to alter course.
We don’t consider that the first downside is a geotechnical downside. There’s a shire mindset that the trail is inherently unstable. We consider the principle issues are 1) Faulty drains, irrigation and swimming pools within the homes above the trail and a pair of) Poor or non-existent shire administration. Why pay $85,000 to keep away from concentrating on the basis causes?
We concern that the aim of the $85,000 investigation is to hunt accountable the street itself for its issues and keep away from the uncomfortable query of mismanagement.
We consider that every one 5 landslides on the path (2003, 2011, 2013, and two in 2022) had been attributable to drainage failures that broken secure areas of the path. None had been attributable to a spontaneous collapse of the path.
Peter Nicholson, organizer Buddies of the Beleura Cliff Path
Reserves for everybody
Three years of the COVID pandemic have proven what a distinction a robust caring group could make. A scary time for youngsters; the shortage of construction; no faculty, no sports activities, restricted friendship contact. All whereas witnessing confused dad and mom working from dwelling or on the entrance strains. Thus gathered a various group of adults who had been involved about our native youngsters, many who had been unhappy, lonely and at occasions out and out at dwelling and elsewhere.
By means of Zoom classes and discussions with Cr David Gill and Mornington Peninsula Shire officers, we sought to develop a motorbike leap space at Stones Reserve, Somers. The well being and well-being advantages of connecting with the surroundings and outside actions are well-known; latest research present the adverse results on growing brains because of dependancy to display time, video games and social media.
The February 20 group assembly was one other alternative to debate the Stones Reserve masterplan, together with the bike jumps. Sadly, maybe not everybody learn or thought-about the 2 detailed plans, and mischievous misinformation brought on nice nervousness, leading to a risky assembly (Cycle Hop Not Essential at Protected Reserve Letters 28/2/23).
Stones Reserve is used from early morning by runners, cyclists and canine walkers to main faculty dad and mom who park there earlier than youngsters take the strolling bus to high school.
Add preschool outside actions, craft golf equipment, PE lessons, faculty sports activities actions with the playground exhibiting a relentless movement of younger dad and mom and aged grandparents all through the day with child and toddler supervision, afternoon tennis classes and competitions, soccer/cricket follow, scout conferences, gatherings and corridor actions.
Such various and fixed use implies that change is inevitable, which can be uncomfortable for some, however the consideration of all is what makes a superb group.
Pam Bannister, Somers
I needed to learn the quilt article twice (Partnership Alternatives Secured the information 28/2/23). One other clear disconnect between Mornington Peninsula Shire councilors and ratepayers concerning what I see because the Roper River rort.
Who and the place did this concept come from to have one other sister occasion (Timor) with Roper River? Have the taxpayers partnered with the Roper River group for 15 years? There you possibly can simply see?
There’s nothing in widespread between our two societies. We’re each in Australia, however one you can’t go to with out permission.
Who’re the Peninsula residents who’ve had discussions with the Roper River group? Are they extra vital than dozens of different social teams? We now have all types of sports activities golf equipment, all of which want new amenities.
Sharing hopes and goals applies to any group, particularly our personal.
[This] explains why there isn’t a time or cash for our holes.
Stefan S Borzecki, Somerville
Purpose for partnership
Simply so folks do not misunderstand my motives, I believed I might elaborate (no achieve within the Roper Gulf partnership letters 7/3/23). The motive is to show what I think about to be a blatant transfer by some councilors to present themselves a taxpayer funded winter break to a hotter local weather.
I’ve been to Arnhem Land 3 times. I’ve arrange camp on the Roper River Bar. As well as, I’ve been to the Northern Territory six occasions and primarily based on that have I can say with out concern of contradiction that we on the Mornington Peninsula don’t have anything in widespread with that territory, nor have they got a single factor that’s of any worth for our general information or expertise as a municipal space. It’s a vacation vacation spot.
Should you search for the Wikipedia entry on the Roper River Council space, you’ll find that there are not any cities massive sufficient to even classify as suburbs for our peninsula. There are 14 cities on the listing with lower than 400 inhabitants. The one ones more likely to be heard of by taxpayers listed below are Mataranka, dwelling of The Little Black Princess and Daly Waters, dwelling of the very best pub in Australia.
I problem any and each councilor to display how this space justifies any council expenditure of any form to advertise or proceed a partnership with our shire. I inform all of the councilors that there’s none.
Let’s hear from certainly one of our exalted leaders what the reasoning is. Cr Anthony Marsh ought to have a wealth of data on the topic, having been there on the taxpayers expense. I paid my very own method each time.
Barry James Rumpf, McCrae
The airport got here first
The Tyabb airport preceded the 4 colleges, close by housing developments and the acquisition of close by hilltop properties (Shut airfield Letters 7/3/23).
Because of the price of gasoline, there at the moment are fewer flights many of the 12 months, not often at evening. Pilots do not fly at evening for enjoyable.
With the expansion of air journey, pilots want a coaching floor. Tyabb has a priceless position right here, together with helicopter hearth and rescue flights.
We dwell on the different finish of the strip and benefit from the many various crafts that happen. For the previous 25 years, our sleep has by no means been interrupted by airplane noise.
In lighter moments, I wave to passing planes and I informed myself they wave again.
Fran Henke, Hastings
Maybe inadvertently, an issue with the proposed Aboriginal vote for Parliament has been uncovered (Voice Defined Letters 7/3/23). That’s, who will get to resolve who’s and who will not be Aboriginal? Ought to we have now an apartheid-style racial classification board?
Albert Riley, Mornington
Set within the structure
Why is it mandatory for the vote to be written into the structure when it might merely be legislated?
Reply: So if one other right-wing neoliberal evangelical Pentecostal and pseudo-Christian racist authorities was elected, they might not shut it down.
Joe Lenzo, Security Seashore
Letters of a most of 300 phrases and together with full title, deal with and make contact with quantity might be despatched to The Information, PO Field 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
First revealed in Mornington Information 14 March 2023