The town of Mitiamo is 'certainly not dead'
I would like to take issue with a statement printed in the Bendigo Advertiser, Saturday 11 May, page 60 (in an article) written by Kieran Iles.
The first line under the heading of "Mitiamo salutes football, netball", reads, 'The town has died...'.
The town of Mitiamo is certainly not dead and will be a place to watch in the next 5 to 10 years.
Currently the town has;
- a thriving store with; take away food, liquour and groceries,
- a Post Office
- one of the largest Graincorp grain receival sites in Victoria
- the Terrick Terrick National Park
- an 18 hole golf course
- a 25 metre solar-heated outdoor pool
- school bus
- the East Loddon Historical Museum and Research centre, and
- the football/netball club
which was the feature of the article.
Mitiamo is currently home to drill teams who are part of the Catalyst Mining Company's gold exploration of the area and the town will be at the centre of the gold mine when full-scale work begins in the future.
Work will also commence shortly on Pacific Hydro's solar farm which is expected to have a generating capacity of up to 240 Megawatts, or enough energy to power approximately 120,000 homes and is to be built on Mitiamo's doorstep.
So to go back to the statement, 'The town has died... ', I don't think so and in fact some of its best years are just around the corner.
Sue Thomas, President, Mitiamo Progress Association
Read more: "The town has died, there's no hotel and there's just one shop left and a post office": Mitiamo Football, Netball Club committeeman Brad Spence
Building up debt
Listening to the radio this morning (Tuesday May 14) I heard that the Prime Minister was prepared to fund the East West Link here in Victoria. What a great idea.
But then they interviewed our local State Member Jacinta Allan who stated that Labor is the only one who builds things and that is why we need a Labor Government in Canberra.
This is so true, Jacinta. They do build things, one huge debt for all of to suffer with for years.
Robert Smallpage, Huntly
Life has an endless number of opportunities.
But which one we choose and how far we get is being determined to a great extent by our abilities.
We can improve our abilities by education to some extent.
Or we can surpass them by making personal sacrifices.
But as a rule every individual has a certain point that he cannot get past.
Besides our abilities our life is being effected greatly by the country and era we are living in.
Many superficial changes are taking place from one generation to another.
But the fundamental, humanitarian principals are remaining the same.