Duty of care from coun­cil mem­bers

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

Ken Ge­orge is to­tally within his rights to be con­cerned about road noise and traf­fic safety is­sues.

This is a real con­cern that is go­ing to grow over the next 10 years and be­come a big­ger prob­lem if it is not dealt with now.

Coun­cil has based the 10 Year Plan on growth, and it is this growth that will cause greater road noise, traf­fic con­ges­tion, road de­te­ri­o­ra­tion and road safety is­sues.

Yet it does not sur­prise me that Coun­cil does noth­ing or plans to do noth­ing about it.

Coun­cil ap­pears happy con­vey­ing the mes­sage that ‘ev­ery­thing is al­right’ to the peo­ple as long as you get a li­brary, pool or mu­seum.

Where is their ob­li­gated ‘duty of care’ to the peo­ple, or are the peo­ple for­got­ten about? More im­por­tantly why is their ‘health and safety’ put at risk?

Sadly, there are more im­por­tant is­sues such as fresh wa­ter sup­ply, sewage and stormwa­ter that need at­ten­tion, as well as the grow­ing traf­fic safety and road noise is­sues.

Coun­cil, it is time to rep­re­sent the peo­ple, not your­selves.


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