Time for City to cut back on unnecessary expenditure


As rates keep going up, it is getting harder and harder to maintain our homes.
As rates keep going up, it is getting harder and harder to maintain our homes.

LIKE many ratepayers in the City of Joondalup, I have just received the latest rates notice for 2016/2017.

Again, it has increased above the cost of living indices.

I am starting to wonder if the good mayor and some/all of the council members are aware there is a crisis with federal and state finances?

When families are struggling to make ends meet, they cut down on unnecessary expenditure and commitments. I suggest to council that it does the same.

A prize example of nice and not necessary expenditure would be the Joondalup Performing Arts and Cultural Facility.

This has a $11.3 million budget to “advance” the project. What about stopping this now and “retreating” until the overall financial climate improves?

Council members are elected to look after our interests, not to approve unnecessary and at this stage, grandiose projects.

Can they please show some leadership here?

JOHN BLAKEY, Hillarys.