Given its recent experience, many in our community would understand Bega Valley Shire Council being reluctant to invest further significant amounts of ratepayers funds in the Sapphire Aquatic Centre.
The article titled “Waste facility timeline” in the March 22 Bega District News would appear very incomplete in its content.
It didn't test my faith but it tested my patience to see Pambula Baptists inviting us all to Jesus' funeral via the Funeral Notices in the Magnet.
Dodgy leaflet and Rural Australia for Refugees (Magnet letters, March 21)
The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government reached the mid-point of its term in government this week, and it’s an opportune time to reflect on how far we’ve come since the election.
It was one of those dopey moments which happen to most of us from time to time but I was distracted with a five-day journey up The Murray starting next day.
Councillors McBain, Tapscott, Fitzpatrick and Hughes voted against the Special Rate Variation.
Following your publication of my letter in (a recent edition), I have had considerable response, not the least of which was a call from Councillor Tapscott, who has followed through on my concern about the lack of a Committee for care of the Bega Cemetery.
In the last week, an almost unidentified leaflet has been landing in letterboxes around NSW and possibly the country. Inexplicably, though perhaps coincidentally, it uses the colours of the Aboriginal flag to tell us that “illegal boat arrivals” are costing tax-payers big money – no less than $12.8 million per boat.
It is time for the Council to consider standing down if they cannot manage the basic needs of ratepayers and travellers in the shire who may need to "spend a penny" and visit a public toilet when out and about.
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