Lo­cal fo­cus is off

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

RE: “BLACK­TOWN Mayor Stephen Bali slams ‘lu­di­crous’ plans to sack NSW coun­cils,” (mt­druitt­stan­dard.com.au, Au­gust 18).

Aus­tralia’s three-tier gov­ern­ment should have been dis­solved 20 years ago. They serve no pur­pose, as they con­stantly in­fringe out­side the ini­tial pur­pose of the in­ten­tion of their in­cep­tion.

They no more have a fo­cus on lo­cal is­sues like roads, garbage col­lec­tion, main­te­nance of sports grounds, parks, etc.

Us­ing garbage trucks (at a cost to ratepay­ers) to get on the news for no gain to ratepay­ers is a prime ex­am­ple of the am­a­teur be­hav­iour.

The English gave us this three­tier sys­tem, but they don’t have it. What does that tell you? CHRIS WATT, via Face­book

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