It’s time to get Party Politics out of Blue Mountains City Council.
The waste at BMCC has been legendary for years. Things must change. It is time for REFORM and EFFICIENCY gains.
The major parties have treated us with contempt. They answer to the party head offices in Sydney who treat our Council as a school for trainee career politicians.
We need Independent Councillors who represent locals with genuine local concerns…. not party hacks who do whatever the party tells them to do.
We need REFORM not more rates increases that will just fuel more administrative waste and inefficiencies.
I grew up in Blaxland, have lived in Wentworth Falls and Lawson. I now reside in Woodford. I am qualified as a light aircraft engineer and pilot as well as having run a multimedia and video production business for many years. As a hobby I am a club flying instructor in gliders at Camden. I believe in the importance of community volunteering and established the Blue Mountains Computer Rescue program that refurbishes and distributes free computers to people in need.
I want Council to be more lean and focused on services to the community. They say “BMCC spends a whopping 23% of its budget on “Administration”. Here’s how much some other better performing fringe metropolitan Councils spend…. Gosford 5%, Hills 5%, Wyong 2%.
I am already well prepared in studying Council related papers. BMCC is selling our real estate assets to pay off debt (currently at $34.8 million) andf the cost of the the current asbestos crisis which is up near $10 million now . They have been slashing maintenance and services and have been phasing in a 40% rates increase. All this whilst giving the already highly paid and bloated senior management big pay rises.”
I believe that slashing maintenance and services is not a sustainable solution. We need to achieve real and lasting structural reform and efficiency gains.
Phone me on 0429 493 828. Feel free to make a comment on any of my topics.
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