- Published on Saturday, 07 October 2006 20:59
If you recall, the council had already voted to go ahead with Stage 2 of the pool works (ie a 50m pool). Then the mayor decided what Stage 2 might possibly mean.
It could mean a new roof possibly, or improvements to the gym - in short, it could mean anything BUT a 50m pool.
This play-of-words involving Council motions is typical at Brimbank and deserves a colour brochure each time.
Think of our community centres for instance. What is a community centre if not a place where people meet? In Brimbank, it is also known as the footpath.
Q: So after spending $9.5 million AND reading the glossy colour brochure, what if you STILL can't get in for a swim?
A: You can stand on the Community Centre outside.
We used to say years ago, rather flippantly, that the responsibility of local government was roads, rates and rubbish.
Several days ago, I received my rate notice for $940.
In the same envelope was enclosed an expensive, colour brochure with the caption "Sunshine... the centre for everybody".
Everybody but the young families of this city who want their 50m pool - a training pool - restored.
For more than 10 years, with many other individuals and families, I have appealed for the restoration of the outdoor pool.
Recently the council agreed, but has now gone back on it's word. I strongly object to my rates being used for this misleading publication, which could be included in the third sector of the three Rs.
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