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May 6, 2021

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Fast Buck$, Coorabell

Once again Cr Sarah Ndiaye has demonstrated her incredible knack for missing the point. In last week’s Echo she, on the one hand, claims that the 90 day annual limit on holiday letting is a ‘deterrent’ to homeowners, yet in the same breath says quite publicly that it is too expensive ‘to prosecute defaulters’.

Sarah, why not just put up a sign at every entrance to the Shire stating what everyone, except the Greens, knows to be the case: ‘Open slather development welcome’.

Here is an even better suggestion: why don’t you and Cr Lyon simply quit politics and apply for an overpaid desk job at Council? I reckon with your vast experience at trotting out the official line, you’ll both fit in really well.

My question to this week’s Council meeting is as follows: General Manager, on what delegated authority or Council resolution does Cr Ndiaye, or any other individual councillor or staff member, rely for the assertion that the prosecution of holiday letters is too expensive to be worthwhile, which is clearly a policy issue that should be resolved by an open Council vote rather than by secure or convenient back room manoeuvres?

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