Below is the back page of DAVID Glibbs poster that he is handing out. It is resized and reformatted so it is readable. It is a virtual minefield begging for people to set it off with their comments. The site is being monitored by DG and his bootlickers so he sees it all. It is your chance to comment on his delusional comments and maybe bring a bit of reality to his view of his persona.
Please only comment on one bullet point or subject per post so that we can keep track of comments in a stress-free way. For example, if you wanted to comment 1. on his returning emails and phone calls 2. and also on his willingness to meet with people 3. and his willing to listen to others views then that would be three posts.
There are some general comments that he makes that are also worthy of comment. If you believed very much of this we would only need one councillor as he is the man that gets everything done. Or you might want to comment on any experience you have had with him.
So enjoy negotiating this preverbal minefield and try to not blow your foot off because everywhere you step there is a mine waiting for you to expose or to blow up with facts.
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DAVID GLIBB: For “COMMON SENSE and FAIRNESS”
I have already successfully achieved in Council:
- Funding for footpaths doubled to $1.5 million per year, plus roundabouts and other traffic slowing initiatives.
- Committed ten year funding for drainage upgrades, currently $4 million a year.
- Committed ongoing funding for vegetation trimming for bush fire management.
- Key strategic footpaths on Boundary Rd, Dromana, Nepean Highway Dromana to Country CIub Drive, Eastbourne Rd, along Jetty Rd to Drum Drum Alloc Creek, Rosebud Pde, Mt Arthur Rd Rosebud and Marine Drive Safety Beach.
- Waste management – including the opening of the Shire’s first Recycling Sales Shed, to reuse goods that otherwise would fill up our tip.
- Support and facilities for local youth including the Skate Park on the Rosebud foreshore – a marvelous place for our youth to use up excess energy, display their athletic prowess and generally a place to be.
- A Planning Scheme that protects the rural and urban mix of the Peninsula.
- The planning scheme amendment that restricts buildings in the McCrae business zone to two levels.
- The 4okph residential street traffic speed trial.
- Graffiti removed within 5 days and offensive graffiti removed in 24 hours.
- Rosebud foreshore management taken over from Parks Victoria.
- The library open until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Brand new Rosebud Kindergarten and Rosebud Community House at “TheHub”
- Financial support for the Rosebud Secondary College Performing Arts
- Theater as a facility for the whole Southern Peninsula community.
- Pedestrian Crossing at the Rosebud RSL
Much of my effort has been channeled through the: Peninsula Regional waste Management (Chairman), Delegate to the interface Councils Forum (where the Shires on the fringe of Melbourne (collectively lobby the State Government on our concerns, and numerous other communities and workshops. For the last twelve years I have helped to organised the l0km FunRun from Safety Beach to Rosebud (Awarded Community Event of the Year)and the 6km Run/Walk from Dromana on Australia Day. And I’m a longstanding member of the Dromana & District Historical Society.
Despite the progress made, however, much remains to be done:
Melbourne 2030, the State Governments planning and land use strategies under review. An important reason to continue on Council is my desire to continue the work I have done with “Interface Councils”, to implement and fine tune the Melbourne 2030 principles. This strategic work stops the Melbourne sprawl onto the Peninsula, protects our rural land and defines the extent of our Peninsula townships. However the proposed changes to the Planning Zones, recently announced by the Minister for Planning, are major threats to the best things about the Peninsula, particularly our unique urban/rural mix. I have been a strong advocate for the Council position to have a “Peninsula Planning Statement” embedded in the Victorian Planning Provisions to protect our Green Wedge and our townships from overdevelopment.
In addition I am committed to campaigning – at local, State and Federal levels for:
- A shire wide strategy that will combine the necessity for both conservation and adequate fire protection. Mount Martha hill and the slopes of Arthurs Seat need particular ongoing attention. Controlled cool bums in winter are still an important tool to help reduce the bushfire hazard.
- Continued upgrade of the Safety Beach, Dromana, and McCrae and Rosebud foreshores. Much work has been done with low level vegetation trimming near the Bay Tail but more needs to be done sensitively nearer the beaches that we all feel safe walking and cycling through. The Bay trail itself needs improvement and upgrade by the State Government on this Crown Land.
- Support for agriculture, which provides and nurtures the “green lungs”, Magnificent landscapes and provides local food that doesn’t have to be imported. We all enjoy driving out the back of the townships and being in lovely green paddocks, not houses.
- The Environment: As a founding member of Dunns Creek Land care, I am well aware that developments that are vital for employment also have to be sustainable and balanced with protection of the environment. Wastewater from Carrum Downs is a resource to be reused, not dumped out at Gunnamatta. With Council support and lobbying of Government, the Boneo Sewerage Treatment plant has been upgraded to Class A – valuable recycled water now used on the productive market gardens of Boneo, sports facilities and gravel roads.
- The Tootgarook Wetland has to be sensitively managed for its natural values, especially as a habitat for interactional migratory birds
- Minimizing tip and green waste fees. The levy paid to the State Government EPA is a large part of the fee structure, and rising each year. The Shire owned landfill be fuIl within a few years, can’t be extended, and we will be paying even more after that to a private facility. It’s in all our interests to minimize our waste to landfill” both kerbside and drop off, and recycle more. However, I will be regularly reviewing the fees to keep them affordable, including free drop off of TVs and computers.
- Public Transport: Increased frequency, and to later in the night, particularly the 788 bus, and an increase in the number of taxi licenses allocated to the Peninsula.
- A Flyover at the Jetty Rd/Freeway roundabout to ease traffic congestion, accidents and making it safer for pedestrians.
- Improved road and general maintenance now that the drought has broken and bitumen failures are cropping up everywhere.
- Further promotion of the need for youth counseling and activities, through the Y lounge drop in center, MPYE, local schools and sporting bodies.
- More help for volunteer groups that are vital for the health and wellbeing of our community
- Sports pavilions at Dromana and Rosebud Olympic Park are scheduled for upgrades as part of the shire-wide strategy to give our youth much better facilities.
- Refurbishment of the Old Shire Office, Dromana, for TheCommunity is on the agenda.
- I’m committed to progressing the planning for the siting and funding of the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre, including a Hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, aerobics, massage, steam room and cafe. As well as an important Health and Wellbeing Centre for all age groups it will be an important economic boost in investment and jobs on the Southern Peninsula. The cafe with views over the South Channel and the Heads will be “the place to be”. The Riches purchase allows Council to compare sites.
- The Mountain Bikes an important outlet for sport, fun and exercise for our youth. The Dromana Pier is an icon and Council must push Parks Victoria to urgently address its maintenance and permanent retention.
- Riding on the Arthurs Seat Chairlift was a real thrill for me as a child. It needs rebuilding as soon as possible, as a major boost to all Peninsula tourism.
- Locate more dog free and leash free reserves, given the success of Vern Wright Reserve.
- I will push for the construction of more high priority exposed aggregate footpaths – including Victoria St Safety Beach, Coburn Av and Point Nepean Rd McCrae, Keogh St, South Rd, Besgrove St and Jetty Rd Rosebud, and Darvall St Tootgarook to connect the Primary School, Preschool & Child-minding center.
- We will explore more opportunities for shared push bike/walking trails off-road as well.
It is part of the councillors ‘task to ensure that rates are maintained at a low-level, there is responsible financial management and to review the efficiencies and effectiveness of council activities. Of course it’s a fine balance between services and costs. We all want no waiting on the phone, an immediate repair to the pothole and a new floor in the community hall, but that comes at a cost to we ratepayers that has to be balanced against what is affordable.
- The townships must be attractive places to sewage the community, as well as boost tourism and provide jobs. Let’s promote outdoor dining and the beachside ambience of our townships.
- I’ll continue to work with the Chambers of Commerce to create a “must stop” feeling when visitors approach Dromana, McCrae, Rosebud and Rosebud West. Let’s push for more Street Art and generally enhance the commercial hearts. More attractive traditional garden beds in the town centers are on the agenda.
- The Old Cape Schanck Rd shops and streetscape, currently having a ‘facelift’, are important as Rosebud South develops further. A “Woodland Park” is planned for opposite the shops.
- Pier St Dromana needs street trees and a general lifting appearance. Applicants need to be encouraged to reopen a convenience store in Safety Beach.
Throughout my years as a Mayor and Councillor, I have met many people and listened carefully to their views. I have also kept my promise to be
I have always been available to speak to or meet community members. I return phone calls and have followed through all requests or concerns of individuals and organizations. Overall, commonsense and fairness have paid dividends, and I will once more stand on that platform.