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OUT of control height limits on houses and
overdevelopment of residential blocks. Two sto -
rey, three storey houses or more.
Vegetation decimated in the process.
Frank and Debbie Vanpelt of Inverloch say
the planning controls on residential develop-
ment and housing in Inverloch are out of con-
trol and they say there’s a clear priority for the
new council to act.
Theirs were just a few of the comments that
hit the butchers’ paper at a well-attended ‘Help
Shape a better Bass Coast’ meeting in the In-
verloch Community Hub last Thursday night.
But right from the outset, those at the meeting
wanted to make sure that their feedback would
be accurately represented by shire authorities.
They’ve been bitten by so-called ‘community
consultation’ sessions before.
“How will we know if the ideas have been
faithfully represented?” asked Inverloch Tour-
ism Association President Dom Brusamarello.
“There will be a full report provided for the
community to read,” said a shire spokesperson
at the meeting.
All three ward councillors were there too; Crs
Larke, Tessari and Brown, together with the
Mayor Cr Pam Rothfield.
Once the ground rules were set, the 60 people
in attendance really got down to it. Here are a
few of the suggestions:
• Pathway immediately extended from Ayr
Creek to the RACV (and remove the artwork on
the new pedestrian bridge – “don’t need views of
the inlet blocked!!”
• One-way from Pensioners Point to at least
Abbott Street (too narrow, too busy)
• When there is community consultation, the
council should take those outcomes into con-
sideration when making decisions
• Streamline planning processes to encour-
• Upgrade sporting facilities
• More playgrounds in Inverloch
• Please sort out the dogs on beaches rules
• Council should advocate for upgrades to
hospital and education in Wonthaggi and an
ambulance station in Inverloch
• No three storey residences in Inverloch
• Keep the Inverloch tip
• Stick to town boundaries
• Better boat launching facilities
• No roadworks during the holidays
• What about a plan for the Inverloch shop-
There was also a SWAT analysis of strengths,
opportunities, weaknesses and threats as well
as suggestions for new dog and cat rules.
‘Threats’ included that development is turn-
ing Inverloch into Cowes/Lorne.
The consultation process continues this
week, Grantville (Monday), tonight Wonthaggi
(Tuesday 7pm) and two on Wednesday at Cori-
nella and Rhyll (7pm).
AS controversy continues to rage about the
80km/h speed restrictions on the Korumburra-
Wonthaggi Road, drivers have begun to ask
what the cameras are mounted to the 80km/h
sign as you exit Korumburra, going south.
Some people have suggested that they are
speed cameras and that a lot of people must
be getting caught over the limit.
There are also speed strips located at vari-
ous points and others have said there is an-
other set of cameras further along the road.
The Sentinel-Times has asked VicRoads for
a response in the knowledge that it’s highly
unlikely to be a speed camera as the sites for
speed cameras need to go through strict Site
Acceptance Testing before they go live.
VicRoads Planning Manager, Pas Monacella,
confirmed: “It’s not a speed camera”.
“The technology attached to the poles is not
a speed enforcement camera. It is a survey tool
that we are using in conjunction with the tubes
across the road to make an assessment of the
effectiveness of the 80km\h speed limit which
was introduced in December last year,” he said.
“The technology enables us to measure the
number of vehicles, their speed and vehicle
type, whether it is a car, truck, car with cara-
van, for example.
“The results will be used to compare with
the information collected prior to 80km\h
speed limit being introduced.
“Speed is a major causal factor in a quar-
ter of serious injury crashes and lives lost
on Gippsland Roads. The evidence-based
research speaks volumes by replacing a
100km/h speed limit with an 80km/h speed
limit reduces the chances of serious injury
or death by 60 per cent.
“The safer travel speed of 80km/h on the
Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road is here to stay,”
So get used to it!
Not a ‘speed camera’,
Questions have been asked about these cameras mounted on the 80km/h sign south of Ko-
rumburra. However it’s unlikely they are being used to issue infringement notices. m630417
Inverloch housing out of control, they say
According to Frank and Debbie Vanpelt, the shire should adopt the new Victorian
standards for housing growth in the town as it will provide more protection for the
town’s neighbourhood character.
Inverloch resident Ian Trease and his brother, a holiday home owner in the town, Alistair, chat
with Bass Coast Mayor Cr Pam Rothfield about how to make Bass Coast and Inverloch better.
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