BMCC spends a whopping 23% of it’s budget on Administration. Here’s what other fringe metropolitan Councils spend…Gosford 5%, The Hills 5%, Wyong 2%. We have a serious problem with a very bloated senior management. We need more staff on our roads and parks, weed control and environmental projects. With our rates rises BMCC is just employing more admin staff to produce more glossy brochures telling us how well they are doing!
The statistics quoted are comparatives from the NSW Office of Local Government. You can browse all this information at http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/public/my-local-council/yourcouncil-website
|Expenditure on “Administration” per resident||$301||$78||$38||$23|
|Average residential Rates||$1249||$919||$1081||$913|
|Amount spent on roads & footpaths per resident||$97||$147||$140||$165|
These figures don’t include the upcoming 40% rates rise or the recent unexpected increase in waste fees!
I have talked to many former and current staff members. They all say the same thing…BMCC needs more workers and less administrators. The official statistics above bear this out.
BMCC’s recent satisfaction survey
BMCC conducted it’s own random community survey conducted by IRIS Research at the University of Wollongong.
The reason you haven’t heard much about this is that BMCC did not do very well.
This table below outlines the service activities and facilities that were identified as not meeting resident expectations. If a service or facility has a cross in both the quadrant analysis box and the gap analysis box, it is a good confirmation that this area needs high priority.
Here is the full document Community_Survey_Report_2014
I think all this data indicates that we well and truly need more people out on the job and less bureaucrats and administrators.
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