Coun­cil CEO steps aside

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10 years ago Tues­day, Septem­ber 25, 2007 CITY of Greater Bendigo coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer John McLean has re­signed. Mr McLean told coun­cil last week of his res­ig­na­tion, which will be ef­fec­tive from De­cem­ber 14. Mr McLean was di­ag­nosed with can­cer a year ago. ‘‘Since that time, I have found that the syn­ergy with my treat­ment regimes and deal­ing with work has been very pos­i­tive with the great sup­port I have re­ceived from many peo­ple,’’ he said. ‘‘Noth­ing stays con­stant and af­ter a great deal of con­sid­er­a­tion of advice from my med­i­cal ad­vi­sors and fam­ily, we have come to the con­clu­sion that the bal­ance in my life, given my med­i­cal con­di­tion, needs to shift from an in­te­gra­tion of work and treat­ment to a greater em­pha­sis on treat­ment, rest and time with my fam­ily.’’

30 years ago

Tues­day, Septem­ber 29, 1987 ROCHESTER Shire Coun­cil has given four grounds for its re­fusal last week to grant a plan­ning per­mit for the es­tab­lish­ment of a 300-sow pig­gery near Lock­ing­ton.

The grounds of re­fusal are as fol­lows:

The in­for­ma­tion supplied by the ap­pli­cant is in­suf­fi­cient to prove the soil within the site is ca­pa­ble of with­stand­ing the sus­tained ap­plica- tion of pig­gery ef­flu­ent with­out be­com­ing sa­line.

Pro­longed ap­pli­ca­tion of pig­gery ef­flu­ent to the land is likely to re­sult in con­tam­i­na­tion of ground­wa­ter.

The site is sub­ject to oc­ca­sional flood­ing by sur­face stormwa­ter flows and such flow is likely to cause pol­lu­tants to be car­ried from the property.

The ap­pli­cant failed to pro­vide ev­i­dence that of­fen­sive odours will not af­fect per­sons re­sid­ing on prop­er­ties in the vicin­ity of the ap­pli­ca­tion site.

100 years ago

Satur­day, Septem­ber 29, 1917 LONDON, Thurs­day.

Mr Robert­son, the Times cor­re­spon­dent, says the un­ques­tion­able se­ri­ous­ness with which the Ger­mans re­gard their re­cent de­feat is shown by doc­u­ments found on pris­on­ers, which dis­play to an un­prece­dented scale the ly­ing per­pe­trated in Ger­man com­mu­niques.

A pris­oner, aged 16, in­no­cently states that he was hus­tled to the front un­trained ow­ing to the scarcity of men.

Three com­pa­nies of the Ger­man Sev­enth Re­serve Reg­i­ment suf­fered ter­ri­bly from our ar­tillery fire dur­ing their march to the front, only one eighth of the orig­i­nal strength reach­ing the bat­tle line.

The of­fi­cers, pris­on­ers ad­mit, drove men on with re­volvers.

Photo: State Li­brary Vic­to­ria

Pipes are in­stalled un­der the main high­way be­tween Rochester and El­more.

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