It will be of interest to many ratepayers to see the comparison in the Draft Budgets of Bass Coast Shire Council and Baw Baw Shire Council for 2015/2016.
The comparisons shown indicate that ratepayers in Bass Coast are not being well served by our Council and in my opinion the draft budget needs complete revision.
I am at a loss to understand how the draft budget was approved by Councillors for public comment.
Baw Baw does have a kerbside green waste collection, transfer stations and a hard rubbish collection.
We had a green waste trial abandoned by council as too expensive despite a 94.5% satisfaction rating. We do not have a functional transfer station on Phillip Island and a very limited hard rubbish collection service for a fee.
Examination of the above comparisons show that in all of the items mentioned Bass Coast is worse off.
Come on Council, we deserve better than this.
John Swarbrick, Rhyll.
Why don’t we do what they do?