Joey Mason, Suffolk Park
My council rates just went up $50 a quarter and for what? Still got too many potholes, still not enough carparks, still not enough public beach toilets, still not enough public bins.
Stop milking the locals and make a bloody bed tax! Then put the money into local infrastructure. Combine this with a building moratorium, a town bypass road from the industrial estate through where West Byron was gonna be (farmland) up to the water tower on Bangalow Road and we might make some progress.
All public commercial accommodation like hostels, hotels, motels, Airbnb should be charged a $1 per bed slept in per night. That way these tourists who use, abuse, and then leave at least pay towards town infrastructure that benefits locals and also stops residents getting screwed with ridiculous rate hikes each year for nothing.