Letters to the Editor

July 13, 2018

Trail clarity There have been a number of media reports regarding the development of a master plan for the proposed Spring Gully mountain bike trail network, which is within a section of the Bendigo Regional Park. It is important to note that council has not adopted...

July 6, 2018

Due diligence I write in response to the article on Friday, June 29 regarding the City of Greater Bendigo’s contract with Ironwood Security to deliver new CCTV infrastructure in the Bendigo CBD. The city entered into a contract with Ironwood Security in March this...

June 29, 2018

Saving our collections In 2016 the Bendigo Historical Society made a budget submission to council to address urgent storage needs for the BHS collection currently stored in a portion of the Bendigo Regional Archive Centre in Nolan Street, Bendigo. The council...

June 22, 2018

Take the train I am not surprised train services on the Bendigo line are running backwards as far as performance is concerned. The last time I spoke to our transport minister Jacinta Allan, she was catching a plane to Melbourne. I would suspect Jacinta hasn’t got a...

June 15, 2018

Fact injection The commentary in “Plan to thaw uni freeze” Bendigo Weekly, June 12 on the support provided to regional universities, needs an injection of a few facts. The facts are the government provides significant funding to support regional universities including...

June 8, 2018

Revive our CBD Like many, I rarely shop in the CBD because I object to the parking fees. My shopping dollars therefore go to retail outlets where free parking is provided, both here in Bendigo and Melbourne. Recently however, I chose to pay $3.80 for two hours spent...

June 1, 2018

In response I write in response to Bill Collier’s letter and suggest Bill more carefully read the ombudsman’s report into Wodonga’s waste charges. The increase in the City of Greater Bendigo’s waste charge does not contribute to covering the cost of any other service....

May 25, 2018

Cruelty in live export We have recently seen yet another revelation of appalling cruelty in the export of animals for slaughter, with more than 2000 sheep dying hideous deaths from heat stress and lack of access to food and water. Year after year we have seen shocking...

May 18, 2018

Support local artists I recently read Whispers from the Gallery by Dianne Dempsey, Bendigo Weekly, April 6. It was, in short, a fairly scathing review of the current exhibition policies of the Bendigo Art Gallery under the direction of Karen Quinlan. On one hand Ms...

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