COASTAL AR­EAS SHOULD FO­CUS ON COM­MU­NITY

Geelong Advertiser - - YOUR SAY -

IN­TER­EST­ING, the new fed­eral elec­toral bound­ary cer­tainly en­hanc- es the coastal and tourist as­pects of our re­gional economies.

Liv­ing in Apollo Bay and lack­ing ser­vices is com­mon­place, though.

Lorne and the Surf Coast prob­a­bly feel dud­ded too — if the town near­est the geo­graphic cen­tre were to be vested with a few com­mon­wealth of­fices.

Winchelsea cer­tainly has some grand old build­ings. But no jobs.

Bet­ter pub­lic trans­port should be in or­der too — un­less, of course, it’s all about the car econ­omy.

En­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivist Jack Mundey sug­gested we an­a­lyse the per­cent­age of the sur­face of the earth al­ready cov­ered by garages, cars and roads —not to men­tion log­ging trucks and the green­house ef­fect.

Good town plan­ning de­mands a de­gree of cen­tralised in­fras­truc­ture if we have any no­tion of the vi­tal­ity of com­mu­nity life and a foot-friendly so­ci­ety. Yvonne Fran­cis, Apollo Bay

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