Thank you for your article on the cost of the administrators to the South Gippsland Shire Council.
The headline ‘Cheaper than councillors’ (October 23) and the article suggesting that costs will be about the same are open to using figures to suit your position.
All the same, $160,000 for a minimum of three days per week, and $80,000 for about two days per week is pretty good pay.
Add on the superannuation and substantial expenses and the cost to ratepayers is significant.
One thing for sure is most of this money will be leaving the district to be spent elsewhere.
The administrators are touring South Gippsland seeing the sights and meeting people, and I hope giving value to the community.
I look forward to a democratically elected council.
Steve Finlay, South Gippsland Action Group, Leongatha.