Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : January 6 2016 Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016 - PAGE 13
Lisa Roberts 0488 910 368
Wilma Green 0407 833 996
64 High Street, Hastings
Ph: 5979 2489
292 Overpass Road, French Island
Welcome to ‘Jukurrpa’
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• All fences are in excellent condition, most of them new.
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Closing on Friday,
January 29, 2016 at 5pm.
Dwelling 1 - 3 beds, 1 bath
Dwelling 2 - 1 bed, 1 bath
have been heard
LOCAL traders have been betrayed by the
Bass Coast Council, says local business-
woman Jane Wiesner, who runs Chatters On
“Despite pleas from local business opera-
tors, who pay rent all year round, the busi-
ness income for Cowes on New Year’s Eve
has gone to outside businesses, who paid a
very small and unrepresentative group which
call themselves the San Remo and Phillip Is-
land Young Professionals, to set up stalls in
the street in front of rent paying premises.
This scenario was supported by council,” Ms
“We pay high rents and high rates all year
round in the area concerned and our rights
on this incursion were completely disregard-
“The result was that Chatters’ income on
New Year’s Eve was reduced by 80 per cent
compared to the other days between Christ-
mas and New Year.
“I have to pay rent and wages all year
around, including the off months in winter
when Cowes looks like a ghost town.
“Some of my customers are elderly or dis-
abled and they need parking access close to
the shops, especially in the heat.
“We pleaded with the council to consider
our businesses and to close the road if they
must after 3pm, but they wouldn’t listen.
“New Year’s Eve is traditionally one of the
best trading days of the year, but since the
introduction of these annual street stalls on
New Year’s Eve in front of our businesses, it
has become the worst for many of the traders
in this vicinity.
“There is no consideration about outside
stall holders coming in and doubling up on
product on what local business stocks.
“They sell what we sell, but they are given
prime position in front of us.
“It is a slap in the face that the council have
allowed stall holders to set up shop in front of
those paying high rent and exorbitant rates.
“The organisers claim that we can set up a
stall outside too, but this is not practical, and
why should we.
“It requires extra staff to be hired to man
both the shop and a stall.
“Many of the businesses adversely affected
again this New Year’s Eve are already strug-
gling due to the recent economic downturn
and this obvious lack of concern from council
“You would think council would want to
“It would seem that some particular trad-
ers are being considered, that is those who
benefit from the road closure, but not others.
“We are not against having fun. We just
wanted the road not to be closed until the
“I don’t think that this is an unreasonable
“When a petition was signed by local trad-
ers in the area the council responded to us by
saying they had letters of support from other
“The council refused to reveal, when re-
quested, which businesses these were.
“It is likely that they would be businesses
which benefit from the road closure, such as
food establishments, particularly near the
foreshore, where much of the activities are
“Shame on you Bass Coast Council!” was
Jane’s parting shot to the council.
Council “should be ashamed”
IN LIGHT of criticism directed at the organisers of the
New Year’s Eve Carnivale in Cowes, in relation to mar-
ket stalls from outside competing with local traders,
Elaine Lloyd has made the following comments (Elaine
was the market co-ordinator for the Cowes New Year’s
Speaking on Monday, she said she was disappointed
that the views of local traders had not been listened to
in relation to the timing of the market in the street on
New Year’s Eve.
“Traders did not support the early closure of the
street for the market stalls.
“Timing was a major concern for them. Had we run
later in the day, there would not have been the same ef-
fect on them,” Elaine said.
Elaine said that organisers had tried to exclude stall
holders that were selling the same goods that are car-
ried by year round shop owners and traders in Cowes.
“Careful consideration was made in choosing the
stalls that participated in the market so as not to con-
flict with the wares that local business offers.
“Food vendors were discouraged, coffee carts rejected
and only a couple of stalls were chosen in categories
such as clothing, jewellery and candles.
“Many applications were rejected due to direct con-
“The placement of these stalls outside of local busi-
ness was also taken into consideration.”
Elaine said that without doubt, the heat impacted on
the success of the street market, and the number of
people shopping in the street on the day.
From page 12
Regrettably, the fireworks display provided was not
satisfactory for some people. It is a shame that these
individuals did not seek counsel with the organisers
of the event to best have their concerns clarified.
We are happy to discuss any issues or points of
contention with anyone. Most of all, it is shameful
that some members of the community have taken to
slandering councillors and emergency services per-
sonnel and volunteers for what is believed to be a
lack of resources, investment or input into the event.
PISRYP can assure the community that the commit-
ment and dedication of Bass Coast Shire Councillors,
council staff, emergency services personnel and the lo -
cal businesses and volunteers that supported the event
was second-to -none. This includes the invaluable sup-
port provided by the Red Frogs, St Johns, EventOps
Group, Event Paramedics and the many individuals
who donated their time and experience throughout the
year to ensure the event was successful.
This event was not a money-making opportunity for
anyone. It was simply an attempt at providing unity
to an otherwise disconnected community. On many
levels, it worked very well, with hundreds of children
and families dancing to music, being entertained, en-
joying local wares and crafts, and several thousands
of people descending into Cowes to enjoy a fireworks
display at dusk.
Yet, this was tarnished by the negativity of a few
people who decided that their expectations were not
met by a fireworks display of ample magnitude (de -
spite having had nothing for many, many years). This
year is a first step towards building the event even
PISRYP are proud to have brought a safe, family-
friendly Carnivale to the local and visiting communi-
ty, and are excited about future events. We can assure
the community that with respect to their feedback,
we will strive to provide a fireworks display of better
quality in 2016, and look forward to having many
new volunteers to assist with the fundraising and or-
ganisation of this major event.
If you are interested in joining PISRYP or volun-
teering your time and knowledge to contribute to the
success of local events like NYE, please contact us via
New Year’s Eve
carnival round up
The local Phillip Island Standalone Facebook page
has fielded many comments and complaints about
the carnival and the fireworks display.
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