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IS THIS GOOD OR BAD NEWS FOR RATEPAYERS AND CITIZENS OF VICTORIA ?2 July at 13:44 from atlas
ATTENTION KENDRA POPE,
ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT VICTORIA
Dear M/s POPE,thank you for you email confirming the formation of the NEW DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT,PLANNING and LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE.
This move looks impressive on the surface,but is anything going to change in the total scheme of things.
In my opinion tis move is a "SMOKE and MIRRORS"scheme of arrangement,that really does not go far enough to arrest the inept and insidious plays of those who are mean't to serve Ratepayers and Citizens.
But more importantly has state government taken a good hard look at all those Peak Bodies both state and privately run organisations who oversee LOCAL GOVERNMENT ,
The constant plea and call of RATEPAYERS and CITIZENS is mostly about how expensive our rates and charges are,but little explanation is given aboutthe reason why.
Again and in our opinion it is time to rationalise local government and follow along the lines of BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL and make one large council,that would provide more efficiencies in this sphere of government.
By doing this it would also make this level of government more legitiment in the FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS eyes and much easier for the State Government to control ,itself.