Council gave a new perspective
I am honoured and privileged to have served on the council at such a great time in its history.
Whatever you may think of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, I can tell you I probably thought far worse four years ago.
What I know now is quite different, gained by taking the time to understand the role of the council and working closely with the directors and chief executive.
One of the biggest things was discovering how legislation from State and Federal Government often does not allow for outcomes our community hopes for.
I would really like to acknowledge Gary Evershed and Cr Ian Earl for their strong leadership. Both stand firm on their decisions and support and engage with the community 100 per cent.
While I am stepping into some greener pastures for now, I will be keeping a watch on the council and stay informed.
We must keep councillors on track and focused on the core role of the council, ensuring they do not get sidetracked, or else we may find our rates increasing and we will plunge back to darker times.
Thank you once again and for all the calls and messages of support this week. Kylie Kennaugh, Margaret River