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09 Nov 2017

Biased on school name

Your article on “naming fiasco” was very biased. The fiasco occurred years ago when one side of Ferrars St was placed in Southbank and the western side remained as South Melbourne.

The obvious boundary is the light rail line so, for DET to correct a previous mistake, is commendable. Also with your Southbank bias you failed to mention Montague as another possibility. The school has a greater affinity to that name than Southbank.

HS

 

Ongoing noise

I am writing due to the ongoing noise from the Multiplex construction site on the corner of Power and Kavanagh streets. 

On a number of occasions local laws have been clearly disobeyed. The laws prevent work from commencing prior to 7am on weekdays and 8am on Saturday. Please note that Melbourne Council allows earlier start times than other councils. Here are the EPA guidelines http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/~/media/Publications/1467.pdf

On this occasion, workers started at 6.50am on Saturday October 21.

When I called the site manager Richard from Multiplex he mentioned that he wasn’t on site and said he would do something about the noise, which he clearly didn’t.  

I have logged a complaint with the council and am interested in seeing what it has to say. Happy to keep you posted. 

Here’s some photos for your reference.

Gareth

 

Begging to differ

I beg to differ with the sentiments expressed in the article “Even more government” (Southbank Local News, October 2017).

The Metropolitan Partnerships is not “government” but an initiative designed to enhance the engagement of community and business with local councils and the state government. 

As a member of the Inner Metro Partnerships I hold out hope that the partnership will contribute to a sustainable metropolitan Melbourne for all through joined up government and engaged community. 

Other members of the Inner Metro Partnerships bring a depth of community and business experience that along with the yearly assembly will provide another avenue of engagement for local councils and the state government to consider in their decision-making.

The Inner Metro Partnership has identified “managing growth” as a key objective with the priorities of inclusiveness, shared economic well-being and environmental sustainability. It’s worth a go!

Martin Brennan

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