Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Figures up in the air I refer to the article “Load figures up in the air” in the Bendigo Weekly, June 2. The article quotes unnamed council officers or councillors as having “rebutted claims the new runway at the upgraded airport is too short to receive aircraft that ca..
23-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Most riders already pay a road tax In reply to Stuart Symes’ “Rego for bikes” Bendigo Weekly, May 19, your letter made no sense as most bike riders are car drivers and already pay a petrol and road tax. As for bike lanes, bike riders also pay for them as they are ratepa..
15-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Mandate independent council reviews CITY of Greater Bendigo council then mayor Rod Fyffe, and CEO Niemann, best described the outcomes of the 2013 council Independent Review “…the achievements have been considerable and far reaching. There are the obvious and easily measured ben..
09-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Box is important Sad, sad, sad – the now historic signal box at Bendigo Railway Station is in a dreadful, dilapidated state. Irrespective of its heritage classification, it is surely worthy of maintaining for posterity. It is now time for City of Greater Bendigo, V/Line a..
02-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Win-win-win situation Far from being a “subsidised lifestyle choice” (Stuart Symes, Letters, May 19), cycling pulls its own weight and then some. Riding a bike benefits the individual and does even more for society. The individual health benefits are worth it alone with..
25-May-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
The McClure memorial I write regarding a letter to the editor from Helen Leach, who was enquiring about the development of a memorial to the late Daryl McClure. In October last year the previous council provided in principal support to establish a memorial to honour Mr McClure and to fin..
19-May-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Double track offers more In “Stoush over rail cash”, Bendigo Weekly, May 5, transport minister Allan claims that reduplication of the Bendigo line was “not a priority at this point in time.” Although disappointing, this is hardly surprising, as her department seem..
12-May-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Hopeless Journey In her article on packed, late trains in The Age on Tuesday, April 25, Elizabeth Lakey highlights the neglect and abandonment by the Andrews government with regional rail commuters. In her article she states that “2015 and 2016 were ho..
05-May-2017
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Statement offensive On St Paul’s latest subtle political statement – I find it extremely offensive: especially when fellow Christians, Yazidi and other minority religions are literally being crucified and worse by Islamic fundamentalists right now in various parts of the world. ..
20-Apr-2017
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Councillors are calling the shots I am incredibly disappointed by Michael McKenzie’s letter to the editor, An offer to our new Council, in last Friday’s Bendigo Weekly. I have made time to meet with Mr McKenzie in my office and the meeting was pleasant and polite. Wh..
13-Apr-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Product of ignorance While not personally offended by Mr Lakey’s largely silly letter, “Fed up with beggars” (Bendigo Weekly, March 31), it was so full of fictions that I need to offer a reply. Firstly he described me as an extremely concerned lady. I am not a lady ..
06-Apr-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Crossing the line The council have completely dropped the ball when it comes to safety and management of our school crossings. Our council, with money from the budget, funds crossing guards and maintenance. Even though we have many crossing guards who do the right thing, we als..
30-Mar-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
No compassion THE Oxford Dictionary defines compassion as “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”. After reading the article “Tough Luck” on the front of last week’s Bendigo Weekly, I can only assume that Bendigo mayor ..
23-Mar-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Take control of power The unfolding energy crisis starkly illustrates the federal government’s lack of vision and unwillingness to assume responsibility for essential services. Privatisation of essential services, including electricity, does not lead to reliable affordable supp..
16-Mar-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
A new direction for council Mayor Margaret O’Rourke’s call for input into the Community Council Plan is admirable as is the desire to find out how the community wants it’s hard-earned money spent. Council already knows residents’ spending priorities from a recent..
17-Feb-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Lack of education So another serve against the Safe Schools program has been delivered to us by former councillor Helen Leach. The question remains – why is gender diversity seen as such a threat by someone who is so personally remote from it? Why does other people’s s..
09-Feb-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Irreplaceable loss I have followed the proposed development of Nanga Gnulle in Strathdale. If this five acre significant property is sacrificed to developers for housing development this would be an irreplaceable loss to Bendigo and its citizens. This beautiful architecturally desig..
02-Feb-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
A heated question I write in response to the article in last week’s Bendigo Weekly re the speed restrictions on Vline tracks during heat waves. As noted in my letter the preceding week, there are a number of issues involved which the Vline response either avoided, ignored or gloss..
26-Jan-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
What’s the rush? The travel allowance scandals, as pointed out in Editorial, January 13 have served to highlight the depths to which politics and politicians have fallen in public esteem, and forfeited public trust. Another current example of duplicitous political behaviour ..
19-Jan-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Shoppers go to shop In my experience, and I am a keen shopper, shoppers do not go shopping to lounge around on concrete slabs, puddle about in bubbling water features or stare up at inactive hugely expensive screens that do nothing of consequence. They go to shop. If we fail to do ..
12-Jan-2017
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