Letters to the Editor

August 10, 2018

Dragon boaters left out in the rain I recently watched the Dragon Abreast crew paddling on Lake Weeroona. When a storm hit they headed to shore and huddled under a peppercorn tree to try and keep dry. I realised that they have no facilities – just an old shed to...

August 3, 2018

Too little, too late In response to Stephen Colbert letter, Bendigo Weekly, July 27: Yes, parking meter fees are a penalty, but you must remember why they were first installed. They were installed in the late 60s early 70s to stop retailers and their staff from...

Fees a penalty The recent article regarding the introduction of credit card parking machines in Bendigo is quite remarkable considering the inordinate number of letters which have been written over the last couple of years which clearly state that parking fees are a...

July 20, 2018

Lessons learned I read with interest your stories in last week’s edition about the Carter family’s “win” over what looks like a bumbling bureaucracy and arrogant councillors. Now, I am just a simple country boy, but there are a couple of things that struck me almost...

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...

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