I have used the Kangaroo Flat library branch for decades whilst a Flat resident and since retiring and moving to my current address. I find it is a one stop shop and borrow destination.
I always find a park at this end of the centre and don't have to drive elsewhere. I fail to see the advantage to the management of the shopping centre in losing customers, as there are more than myself shopping in this manner.
Peter Williams, Tarnagulla
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On Saturday, the 27th July, I attended the Bendigo Town Hall to ask questions about the proposed Bendigo GovHub.
I left with even more questions and no practical answers. Parking appears to be a huge issue. I asked, given the footprint of the proposed building, why not excavate the full footprint of the building, and have at least two floors of parking space below ground level?
The response was the area has contaminated soil, and removing that would add considerable cost to the construction costs.
There will be a need to excavate on this site for footings, so given the need in the future for another multi storey carpark, why is this not included in this concept?
Power supply and water are issues raised recently by developers and Council officers in relation to obstacles to development in the Bendigo CBD. And the site proposed, is it the best?
If other sites were considered, where is the case against those? What were these locations? The old Gillies factory site in Garsed street is one site that comes to mind.
And how much increase in actual office space does the new planned building generate, that would not be generated by extending the current offices upwards, as was originally planned? The new concept appears to have large internal open areas, which will not be office space?
The main question remains, why is the first real consultation with the community only relating to the "design" of the building?
Ian Ellis, Ascot
It's tough on many
Stone the crows Barnaby is broke. Mate, join the rest of us, we are being slaughtered every day by your lot who are a total waste of space. Why on earth do we need a federal government anyway, we could save squillions of dollars by releasing them into the world of the unknown, just like the rest of us.
In hindsight Barnaby old son, it might have been a better idea if you just considered the ramifications before you took the plunge.
Strike me pink, you of all people should have been under no illusions what the consequences would be, and now you have to kill your own sheep, and turn the heater off.
Nobody rescues us if we enter dangerous territory either. Usually end up before a judge and slaughtered. Get the drift.
I am not critical of our Christian Prime Minister because of his beliefs, I am critical that his actions regarding new start are inhumane, not the actions of someone who should be showing more empathy, but most of us have worked out a long time ago that he and the rest are only interested in the wealthy, and the rest can eat dirt.
Ken Price, Eaglehawk
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the Victorian community for their support of The Smith Family's 2019 Winter Appeal. In an inspiring display of empathy for the plight of Australian children living in poverty, we are deeply humbled by the generosity of the many Victorians who donated more than $1.3 million, to help us deliver vital out-of-school learning and mentoring support, for thousands of students living in disadvantage.
This will be transformational for these children. With one in six young Australians living below the poverty line today, it is heart-warming to see so many community members join us, to change the educational outcomes of these children.
Anton Leschen, The Smith Family
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