Coun­cil fees come un­der scrutiny Scam city

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

OUTRAGEOUS: The pro­posed site of a new busi­ness where own­ers have been levied enor­mous fees by the coun­cil MAYBE the CJC could have a look at the way coun­cil charges for al­ter­ing a bit of pa­per­work and a quick shuf­fle of doc­u­ments.

The de­vel­op­ers and builders and the cur­rent prop­erty own­ers have al­ready l i ned t he coun­cil with enough de­vel­op­ment charges, plan­ning charges and rates charges you couldn’t pole vault over them.

And now they are try­ing to ex­tort $ 240,000 from a health and fit­ness club for try­ing to set up and of­fer ser­vice to the peo­ple in the sur­round­ing sub­urbs.

With the obe­sity and health prob­lems our coun­try is fac­ing these places should be en­cour­aged and be ex­empt from ridicu­lous fees. Must we wait for an­other elec­tion to be rid of these hope­less clowns who are do­ing all they can to dis­cour­age what the com­mu­nity re­ally need.

As for Craig Stack who be­lieves there are no prob­lems and plenty of av­enues of ap­peal and ‘ it’s all good’ with this coun­cil – there is a po­si­tion at Walt Dis­ney for writ­ing fairy tales – you should ap­ply.

MICHAEL ABRA­HAM, Idalia. WE are con­stantly be­ing re­minded to be aware of the Nige­rian scams. What about the Townsville City Coun­cil scams?

Charg­ing 50 times higher than any other coun­cil for per­mit fees to open a new busi­ness in an ex­ist­ing build­ing, al­ready ap­proved. Ninety-three times too much for a trade waste li­cence to a school. ( Townsville Bul­letin). Not to men­tion wa­ter rates.

DANNY JANG, Kelso.

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