Tom Tabart, Drysdale, Victoria
(former Barham councillor)
The letter (Echo 6/2 The transport hub) from departed GM Ken Gainger justifying his pet bus station and cheering on the attendant creeping commercialisation of the town contains all the fudging of history we have come to expect from a paid official who was afforded far too much influence on council policy.
I admit I was always stridently against increasing the commercialisation of a town with inadequate and failing infrastructure already staggering under the social and environmental burden of unfettered tourism.
With the (hopefully) imminent demise of the appalling West Byron development now is the time to rethink priorities starting with the scrapping of the masterplan that has become a loose justification for a variety of schemes from the usual vested interests.