Since introducing paid rubbish collections and making ratepayers pay for rural rubbish stations and not having them open 24/7, rubbish has become an increasing problem around our district and it now pollutes our roadsides and our rivers and also creates a growing rodent problem. This is yet another council initiative that has not worked. Council has endeavoured to make a profit from rubbish to hide its internal inadequacies. That is wrong and not good business.
The resort centre is similar, promises broken yet again as the costs have become so high many can no longer afford to take their larger items to the tip. We will fully investigate our entire rubbish collection and disposal system and its policies. It is not about profit but about serving your ratepayers. Something this council seems to have forgotten.