|Bass Coast Post||
Strategic thinking is needed to retain Phillip Island as a special place rather than a dormitory suburb of Melbourne, argues Cr Michael Whelan.
By Brett Tessari
IN MY other life I’m a Wonthaggi real estate agent. Lately people have been asking about all the SOLD properties on display in our office windows. Shouldn’t we replace them with houses that are actually for sale?
A year on from a torrid election campaign, Bass Coast Mayor Pamela Rothfield reflects on how skewed one’s impression can be looking in from the outside.
By Cr Clare Le Serve
IN THE aftermath of the Yarra and Darebin councils’ rebranding of Australia Day, I listened to a highly paid federal MP talking across the airwaves. ‘Councils should stick to roads, rates and rubbish’ he declared. I smiled as I set the cruise control the morning after our historic Grantville council meeting.
Driving along Settlement Road you could easily imagine yourself in Pakenham, writes Michael Whelan. He argues that state planning policies are killing the character of Phillip Island.
Amid the insults, abuse and threats, Cr Geoff Ellis gives thanks for the voices of reason.
We have more information than ever, but how do we cut through it to pinpoint what is important, asks Julian Brown.
Police officers often step into the worst moments of someone’s life, writes Bruce Kent. At least they know that in an emergency council staff are there to help pick up the pieces.
By Brett Tessari
SIX months ago, as far as I knew, I had never met a transgender person. Nor did I know any kids living on the streets. Being a councillor has certainly opened my eyes!
After years of stagnation, Cowes is moving at last, writes Cr Michael Whelan, but not everyone seems happy about it.