"Bill Stent" <>, <>
"michael norris" <>
Mon, 9 May 2011 13:06:07 +1000
First to me re the Inskip Peninsula I hope all parties will look to the
future (it sounds as if urgent action could well be required) - not rake
over the past.
As a local government Councillor I am familiar with developers' activities
confusing objectors through substitute plans etc. and it is possible that
that is happening here.
In particular I hope BASQ will phone Reg Lawler (he's given his mobile
number) to get a mutual understanding of the realities of the situtation and
what has to be done.
That said this interchange has reminded me to get my proxy votes (as a
member of both BOCA and BA) posted - they have to arrive by 18th May.
I am voting for the unanimous resolutions of both Boards. Our elected BA
and BOCA Councillors do not take such decisions lightly and I have been
satisfied by the arguments and the arrangements put forward, especially in
relation to local groups. I have spoken to a Board member about the gender
balance on the proposed Birdlife Australia interim board and also accept
that as an unfortunate necessity.
I have also taken into account the covering letter (dated 21 April) to BOCA
members where the President underlines the serious situation of BOCA with
the CEO having been unpaid since March 2010, no prospects of paying a
replacement, and difficult issues about further expenditure cuts or asset
I have checked and do not believe that letter has been sent to BA members
and so cannot agreed with Grahame Rogers' assertion that the material sent
to members by the two organisations is indentical (although it was before
The Boards' calls for a high voter turnout - and I urge others to follow
their lead. The differences about Inskip Peninsula are to me an argument
for more resources, not an argument against the merger.
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