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May 7, 2021

Farewell Mike Rayner

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How convenient for the TSC General Manager, Mr Rayner to wipe his hands of the $104,000 debt Rally Australia owes to the community here on the Tweed.

Wasn’t it also Mr Rayner, whilst a member on the Australia Rally Board of Directors who provided tens of thousands of dollars free Murbah Civic Centre Office space to the Rally organisers in the year leading up to the event?

I never realised what a generous bloke our soon-to-retire General Manager was.

Trouble is, the majority of us in the community never got to benefit from that generosity, we just weren’t in the same loop.

Maybe instead of socialising with the motor sports fraternity amongst others, Mr Rayner could instead have concentrated on delivering Tweed residents much needed local government initiatives without the price tag of some of the highest rate increases experienced anywhere in Australia.

There is one thing I am extremely grateful to Mr Rayner for doing during his forgettable time as general manager, and that is the way we in the community galvanised and came together to protest and refuse to be stood over and dictated to by unelected, secretive bureaucrats who thought they could continue to walk all over whoever they pleased.

I live in hope that a fresh breath of air is soon to purge the Tweed Shire Council of its stale and rotten stench.

Paul Taylor, Murwillumbah


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