What’s the cost?
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,