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BANDICOOT AN AMATEUR, COUNCILLOR ADVISES

“A councillor” has written to colleagues regarding several of Bandicoot’s recent green wedge articles, setting them straight on the Old Coot’s qualifications and expertise. The advice was that Bandicoot is not an expert in the…


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WHY THE GREEN WEDGE IS SO IMPORTANT

SHIRE SPELLS OUT ITS VISION What is green wedge? Why has Bandicoot been banging on about it these past weeks? Here are a couple of paragraphs of explanation: The green wedge is the rural area…


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NEW ATTACK ON GREEN WEDGE AWAITS DECISION

EXCLUSIVE Another highly sensitive green wedge zone (GWZ) matter has been lodged with council, within a couple of kilometres of the application for a brewery in Fingal that got councillors’ OK on 12 December. Approval…


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GREG’S GREEN ARMY STRIKES COLOURS

Sad to see a Greg Hunt pet environment initiative, the Green Army, chucked in the compost and covered with potato peelings by the Turnbull Government, which is desperate to find lots of cash and thus…


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QUARRY OWNER SEEKS TO ROLL MORE STONES

Bandicoot is hearing stirrings from the direction of the beautiful expired Pioneer quarry, now a lake, on the Arthurs Seat escarpment, which Pioneer Concrete sold to Hillview Quarries late last millennium and from which no…


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CELI CHILD CARE CLAIM OVER $15,000

Cr Antonella Celi claimed more than $15,000 for child care over the 2012-16 council term, shire records reveal. At the minimum hourly charge of $31 an hour for a weekday, that totals nearly 485 hours…


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WHO WILL BE MAYOR? BATTLE HAS BEGUN

It’s the big local government prize, the mayoralty. It comes with a $90,000-odd salary and a car, plus bounteous allowances, expenses and opportunities. As well as these prizes come endless functions in and out of…



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CANDIDATE ADVERT SPARKS IRE

A candidate for Briars ward at the coming council election is trying to persuade all other candidates to put their names to a full page advertisement demanding rates cuts. The candidate, John Woodman, states the…