Council CEO steps aside
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.
Pipes are installed under the main highway between Rochester and Elmore.