What’s the cost?

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

THERE are a cou­ple of words in the English lan­guage that don’t nec­es­sar­ily mean what they seem they should mean. Fit­ful and noi­some. These words are kind of op­po­sites of each other.

Fit­ful is the sort of sleep you would imag­ine you would like to have, and a noi­some night would, so you’d think, pre­vent it.

In fact the op­po­site is true, a fit­ful night is one full of fits and starts and not much sleep, whereas a noi­some one is quiet and dark and would prob­a­bly re­sult in a good rest.

The same is true with the hoary old chest­nut per­pe­trated by the Camper­van and Mo­torhome Club of Aus­tralia, that free camp spots are good for busi­ness.

First of all, it is not free, it is paid for by ratepay­ers, and the myth that their mem­bers should not have to pay for what they don’t want is dis­counted by the fact that they do want se­cu­rity and ac­cess to po­lice, hos­pi­tals, wa­ter, toi­lets and all those other fa­cil­i­ties that our rates pay for, yet they some­how feel that they shouldn’t have to pay for that ei­ther.

Some­one must and that some­one is us, the ratepay­ers.

What rea­son has the coun­cil for push­ing the CM CoA line in­stead of tak­ing their re­spon­si­bil­ity to the ratepay­ers to ef­fec­tively man­age our mount­ing rates?

How much is it re­ally cost­ing ratepay­ers? Tom­maso Mar­in­ucci, The Manda Inn,


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