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Speed fine inquiry ‘never got through’ Stephen Taylor

Hanging about: Bridgette, left, Chloe and Annabelle gather pieces of art work ahead of Chelsea Heights Community Centre pop-up event. Picture: Gary Sissons

Art at heart of centre fun VISITORS can explore their inner artist when the Chelsea Heights Community Centre hosts a ‘pop-up art event’ on Saturday 25 March. The interactive day will include workshops to suit all ages, and there will be a range of guest artists and musicians. The artistic facilitators from the Permesso collective will offer an opportunity to be creative, and through a process of meditation and intuitive painting, participants will be able to paint on a large mural canvas to be displayed at the centre.

Another highlight of the event will be the high-energy African drumming. There will be a range of drums and shakers available to encourage people to play. Kingston artists will host a teaching session on matchbox art, which participants get to take home. Children will have their own art space where they can show off their creativity and take part in producing a mural just for kids. There will also be a face painter and refreshments. Entry is free. See au or call 9772 3391 for further details.

A PORTSEA resident who lodged a submission to Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage relating to his speeding fine says it “probably never reached him due to administrative errors”. David Gilder, who uses Peninsula Link regularly, said perhaps many others were in the same situation. “When I became aware of the commissioner’s investigation I wrote to Civic Compliance Victoria asking that I be added to the list of names that he required. I informed them that I had already paid my fine,” he said. “My request was forwarded to the Department of Justice and Regulation. I next received two letters from different sections of Victoria Police telling me a review had judged me guilty and that my fine was still valid. “There was no mention of Commissioner Voyage.” Mr Gilder said he did not request a review of his fine which was already paid. “All I asked for was to have my name added to the list before the commissioner to add credibility to his review,” he said. “After the bureaucratic run around I gave up. “One wonders how many others had similar experiences trying to contact the commissioner.”

Mr Gilder’s comments follows ‘Booked speedsters’ slow to complain’ (The News 23/2/2017) in which Mr Voyage said he was puzzled at the lack of “objective evidence” received from motorists blaming their speeding fines on faulty Peninsula Link cameras. Mr Voyage was getting ready to wrap up the evidence-collecting part of his investigation which he said he wanted to finalise in six-to-eight weeks. His report was to then go to Police Minister Lisa Neville. Another fined driver, Mark Mercuri, told the Peninsula Link 108 group he recently received an email from Mr Voyage saying he was still “taking into consideration all the information” he receives, despite his being delivered a few days past the deadline. “I can only assume he will still be open to receiving any decent arguments, information or proof if you have it, which I’m glad he has so that’s a positive at least,” Mr Mercuri said. “It’s worth a shot so don’t hold back to help build a stronger case.” Peninsula Link 108 member Jarrod Salmon said the drivers’ deadline would have applied if Mr Voyage was receiving lots of correspondence and needed time to slow down and look through it all. “I can't see there being a problem with the odd [submission] hitting his desk,” he said.



Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

15 March 2017


15 March 2017  

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 15 March 2017

15 March 2017  

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 15 March 2017