Over the years, I have written a number o funding applications for local groups. In every case, I lay everything before the bodies to whom the applications were addressed. Transparency was paramount.
Month: June 2018
Traffic Chaos will Ensue – Upper Yarra Mail – Letters to Editor 26 June 2018
I am one of many residents of Old Warburton worried about the Mountain Bike Hub project.
Public Meeting on Hub – Upper Yarra Mail 19 June 2018
Residents of Old Warburton are taking affirmative action, calling a public meeting on the proposed Warburton Mountain Bike Destination project, aimed, they say, at ensuring broader community consultation on the project.
Impacts of Mountain Biking – Wildlife News – 18 June 2019
Wilderness designation is one of the best ways to protect biodiversity, watersheds, wildlife habitat, and natural ecological processes. And in this day of climate change, protecting forests, shrublands, deserts, and grasslands in our national wilderness system is also one of the best ways to store carbon. Lest we forget, there is a finite amount of … Continue reading Impacts of Mountain Biking – Wildlife News – 18 June 2019
Engagement key to major project – Upper Yarra Mail – Letters to Editor – 12 June 2018
"Deservedly, the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination project is attracting significant excitement and interest from the community, active families, mountain bikers and all levels of government." Hype. The hype also includes an emphasis on engagement when the truth is there is very little room for engagement for residents who are unhappy with the size of the … Continue reading Engagement key to major project – Upper Yarra Mail – Letters to Editor – 12 June 2018
Bike Hub Enthusiasm not Universal – Upper Yarra Mail – Letters to Editor – 12 June 2018
Yarra Ranges Council believes its proposed mountain bike plan will bring an extra 135,000 visitors a year to Warburton. Cr Jim Child says it will be "absolutely amazing for our town". Many locals, especially renters do not share his enthusiasm.
Need for public meeting – Upper Yarra Mail – Letters to the Editor – 5 June 2018
An open letter to Yarra Ranges Council. Dear Councillor Child, Mayor Cos and Members of Yarra Ranges Council. I am very interested in the proposed Mountain Bike Trails around Warburton. This is a significant project that is expected to bring large numbers of visitors to the area and cost a large amount to local, state … Continue reading Need for public meeting – Upper Yarra Mail – Letters to the Editor – 5 June 2018
Bike Plan ‘Please Explain’ – Upper Yarra Mail – 5th June 2018
Warburton resident Bee RAwlinson is calling on Yarra Ranges Council to hold a public meeting on the proposed Warburton Mountain Bike Destination project to put the current plans out into the broader community.