Controversy around the proposed spectator fee to the Albury Sports stadium may have been put on hold unti after the September council elections, but cr. Amanda Duncan-Strelec just couldn’t let the opportunity go by without taking a shot at SEABL cellar dwellers the Border Bandits for their public opposition to the proposed fee.
Cr. Duncan Strelec at last week’s council election gave voice to her disappointment that the club would be so publicly critical of council despite recieving a financial rescue package to the tune of $20 000.00 just months earlier.
She was also critical of fellow councilor Henk Ven de Ven’s involvement in pushing for both the financial bailout and the low key manner in which it was handled.
Ms. Duncan Strelec also made a general statement that Albury council should be nurturing and encouraging core business interests rather than endeavours of dubious merit like the PS Cumberoona and the Ettamogah pub.
Surely it’s a matter of historical significance that the people of Albury should maintain an eyesore designed to resemble a feature of a cartoon series depicting chain-smoking, alcoholic red-necks.
Especially now that the T&A rag which published the cartoon has gone the way of the dodo.
How else is anyone born after 1980 going to know what an “Ettamogah pub” is…unless they go to Queensland where there is also one of these eyesores.
No, it’s an investment really, without the Ettamogah pub, how else will greebly old octogenarians be able to get all nostalgic about arguably the most ill-informed, biased tit-mag in Australian publishing history?