City hall de­bate

Sunshine Coast Daily - - YOUR SAY -

RE­GARD­ING the pro­posed city hall in Maroochydore CBD, I have a few com­ments.

Firstly, where did the name “Maroochydore City Hall” come from?

It sounds like an­other bit of Amer­i­can English.

What’s wrong with Maroochydore Coun­cil Cham­bers?

It would be great to know what’s ac­tu­ally pro­posed.

Will there be meet­ing rooms for the com­mu­nity?

Will the cham­bers have seat­ing for its cit­i­zens to watch the coun­cil meet­ings?

Will all the day-to-day coun­cil busi­ness be done here?

In re­gard to the Nam­bour and Caloun­dra coun­cil premises, it would be great to main­tain these in some small way so that lo­cal res­i­dents can save time, fuel and has­sle and still do their coun­cil busi­ness such as pay­ing rates and reg­is­ter­ing a new pet with­out hav­ing to troop up to or down to Maroochydore.

At a time when we are all think­ing more about curb­ing our car trips, hav­ing two smaller lo­cal coun­cil ser­vice cen­tres makes good, green sense.

It may also alle­vi­ate some staff con­cerns as some peo­ple could con­tinue to work in their cur­rent lo­ca­tion.

A fi­nal point: if the coun­cil is se­ri­ous about help­ing staff get to work, how about putting on a few mini-buses for them in the morn­ings and af­ter­noons?

One could op­er­ate from Caloun­dra and run up the Nick­lin Way with some set stops.

An­other could do the Nam­bour run.

I have seen this sys­tem work well in China for a col­lege of ad­vanced ed­u­ca­tion.

Per­haps busi­nesses, such as Youi, which have loads of em­ploy­ees, could of­fer a sim­i­lar ser­vice and take some cars off the roads.

Who will take the lead? MARY BAR­BER Aroona

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