Category Archives: Council

IT’S A BIT RICH.

Anyone else struck by they utter hypocrisy of Albury Councilor Darryl Bettridge’s call for Albury police to rid “his shop” of illicit drugs and antisocial behaviour? (Border Mail, front page 17/9/11) Let’s be utterly clear on one issue right from the … Continue reading

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Why water restrictions are counter-productive.

First let me point out that I have been a water miser for a lot longer than it has been fashionable, it comes as a result of growing up with a keen interest in gardening in the state of South … Continue reading

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Common sense prevails.

I’m no fan of Wodonga council, there I’ve said it!! Nonetheless I’m heartily gladdened to hear that common sense and what’s best for the community has prevailed over the vested interests of an overly powerful lobby group. Namely the yokels … Continue reading

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So now what?……

Now that the dust has died down and all the votes are counted, the new Albury council is well and truly ensconced for the next four years (and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it), it would appear … Continue reading

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The “Big Ugly”, now less so.

OK, I’ll admit it, I’ve been glib about David Entwicht and his work as a consultant “place-maker” for the Wodonga city council in the past. Flippant even, you might say. Yes I’ve taken the opportunity to sink the slipper over … Continue reading

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Albury library up to speed, what about the rest?

One inadvertant consequence of the recent construction of the Albury library/ museum has been to highlight the shortfall in services of other libraries within the Upper Murray Regional Library (UMRL) network. While there are certainly numerous bugs to be ironed … Continue reading

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Albury council elections…the end of progressive politics?

I for one am feeling decidedly pessimistic about the upcoming Albury council elections, I have heard it said on more than one occasion by people appraising the current council lineup that “not one of them deserves to be there”. Sadly, … Continue reading

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