Category Archives: Local Government

Albury doesn’t deserve a rare and precious flower.

It’s an oversight of town planning rather than one of nature that one of the most retrograde populations of troglodytes has been dumped on top of one of the few remaining populations of one of the rarest flowers on earth. … 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 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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the Centro farce….the buck-passing continues.

So, in my last post, I relayed the tale of scum-bags occupying disabled parking spaces illegally and the wave of apathy on all sides which accompanied it. As you’ll recall I vowed to follow up with the council whom the … Continue reading

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