I know that at the end of the day my partner and I pay nearly $3000 a year for our water, sewerage and kerbside recycling.
I have no doubt there are a multitude of other services provided but in general we just don’t use the majority so it’s hard to perceive a benefit.
I don’t have a say in my rates bill and judging by the latest annual increase of an average 7.1 per cent, any complaints would fall on deaf ears anyway.
Why should I bother voting for the next round of self-serving bureaucrats who are going to gleefully spend every penny offered without a second thought for where that funding came from and whether it’s all required?
‘‘Never mind, they can afford it’’ they’ll chortle from the council chambers and we