Dis­ap­pointed with the rates

Pilbara News - - Opinion -

It was very dis­ap­point­ing to see our rates are go­ing up 1.7 per cent.

I have lived in Roe­bourne with my fam­ily for 37 years, although I was up here in 1968/69.

I have seen Shire mem­bers come and go over the years, although there were pe­ti­tions with hun­dreds of sig­na­tures against tak­ing away the words “Roe­bourne Shire” from the mother town.

It is Roe­bourne’s 150th an­niver­sary soon and have a look at the town — it has taken 150 years to plant some trees.

It is a tourist town, it is tourist time.

The tourist bureau needs some help if the Shire is in­ter­ested.

We don’t need our tourist bureau mov­ing to Kar­ratha and amal­ga­mat­ing, it be­longs here.

One would have thought the Shire would have been in touch with Landgate in re­gards to fix­ing the build­ings next to the court­house.

The orig­i­nal oval was al­ways main­tained, but it has been com­pletely ne­glected.

I know it was sub­con­tracted out, but it looks dead.

One would have thought the parks and gar­dens de­part­ment would have kept a check on it.

There is so much to say, but I will sigh off with an­other com­plaint from the town.

House prices have dropped dra­mat­i­cally and you have the au­dac­ity to up the rates. Bernie Mad­di­son, Roe­bourne

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

The Roe­bourne Court­house.

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