Shire must show re­straint

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Letters -

The Shire’s grab for more tourist dol­lars smells of greed to me. It would just add to the nick­name Mark-up River.

The Shire of Au­gusta-Margaret River has spent mil­lions of dol­lars on the civic cen­tre build­ing and in­creased our rates three­fold in a short time and yet still can’t seem live within its means.

Be­ing more hum­ble and mod­er­ate in your spend­ing and not want­ing ev­ery­thing at once would bring more bal­ance to the bud­get.

“Got ta have more money” is a mod­ern-day dis­ease. Its symp­toms are grab­bing cash, look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties to grab cash and be­ing dis­con­tented un­less you are get­ting more cash.

Prob­a­bly caused by “Got ta be seen do­ing more” or “Got ta be seen hav­ing more ”.

C House, Margaret River

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