Get back to basics please, councillors
Re page four Sound Telegraph, March 29.
Councils should be all about the three Rs; rubbish, roads and reserves with value for money for ratepayers paramount.
The decision to tender out the collection of recycling and green waste bins to a French-owned multinational company; surely the picking up of bins is best done with council-owned trucks and locally employed drivers giving our local economy a boost.
Councillors voting to delegate the purchase of land on Eighty Road up to the value of $9.9 million for sporting and recreation to the chief executive officer and our mayor claiming it would not affect rates — buying up rateable land incur lost rates perpetually.
There is plenty of land in the Rockingham Lakes park near the site of the Water Corporation Tamworth Hill Reserve. Other councils have used governmentowned land by simple agreement to maintain it to an agreeable standard such as Wilson Park at South Beach, South Fremantle.
The boom is over. We need our local council focused on local issues and jobs, thinking outside the box to deliver results.