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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 8. 19th April 1973

Environmental Officer Appointed

Environmental Officer Appointed

At the fast Student's Representative Council I was elected Students Association Enviromental Officer. I see my job as a generally educative one while specifically trying to reflect and resolve those environmental issues which affect the ordinary student, with particular reference to the campus enviroment itself.

In this regard an immediate problem is that of parking. The idea that the problem could be eased by cutting away at the areas of grass and trees should he resisted. The damage done would be permanent and such an action cannot have more than a marginal effect on [unclear: parl] parking space and may serve to hide the need for bolder thinking. The plans for the Cotton Building should be investigated. Most comments I have heard about the new lecture blocks are highly critical. They are not only unsatisfactory to work in but look awful. It may still be possible to avoid repetition of such errors on a yet grander scale, or at feast retrieve something from the wreckage.

The fullest possible support should he given to those working for the creation of an Environmental Studies Unit. Clearly the Wellington City environment as a whole is of concern to students. In this regard I would like to see what pressure the S.A. see what pressure the Students Association can bring to stop BNZ 's plans for a 31 storey office block in Central Wellington, where any block of that size would be disasterous.

Anyone who has any other ideas as to what I should look into should contact me, by leaving a message at the Students Association office.

Bruce Symondson 555-814