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Letters to the Editor - July 2016

30 Jun 2016

On river speed limits

All Victorians should be concerned about reports that the Port of Melbourne Corporation may approve an increase in speed on the Yarra River for Port Phillip Ferries.

And Lord Mayor Robert Doyle should not indicate any pre-determined acceptance of the notion in his public utterances.

Only when it was almost complete, did CEO Mr Paul Little drop the bombshell that Yarra River speed limits are too slow for the sustained economic viability of the venture.

That a business person who would have (or at least should have) known all facets of the business to announce such a thing so late in development is a blatant exercise in elitist gamesmanship and corporate bullying.

Yarra River speeds should not be increased for anyone, and particularly not for a single entity who, if their own words are to be believed, mishandled a business development so poorly it would have been ranked a FAIL if submitted by a student doing Certificate 111 in Business Planning at the local TAFE.

Walter Ramsey

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