Greed takes over and lo­cals suf­fer

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - YOUR SAY -

WOW “devel­op­ers and coun­cil ex­cited” (“Trans­for­ma­tion on the draw­ing board”, The Stan­dard, Septem­ber 7).

Of course they are, all they see are $$$ signs — let’s shove some more peo­ple into St Marys.

No play space, no park­ing space, no space at all — re­zone parks for high rise build­ings.

The shame of it all is these devel­op­ers all live over­seas; they don’t care what sort of a dump the coun­try be­comes.

Let’s sell sell sell Aus­tralia. Lib­eral or La­bor, you all do the same.

We are on a down­ward spi­ral and all the clowns that are voted in will do noth­ing to save our coun­try.

At coun­cil meet­ings if devel­op­ments are chal­lenged the re­sponse is: “the devel­op­ers con­tacted me and want to know what the holdup is — we should have ap­proved these devel­op­ments ages ago. This de­vel­oper has many projects in Pen­rith and wants to know why we have not ap­proved their ap­pli­ca­tions.”

I al­ways thought that coun­cil­lors rep­re­sented the ratepayer (their em­ploy­ers), how­ever, it would ap­pear the mighty dol­lar sign al­ways wins. Shame, shame, shame. The fi­asco with the Queen St sham­bles should send warn­ing signs to all ratepay­ers: these peo­ple con­trol the sub­urb you live in — be afraid, be very afraid.

Ksy Lovell, via Face­book

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