Are any council staff acting on its climate change policy?
Are there any staff working and acting on this council's vital climate change policy?
I sent a letter to the council enquiring about this policy, and received a six-line acknowledgement.
Totally opposed to this treatment and seeking more information, I attempted to phone an officer named in the reply.
This proved to be the first dead-end.
Undaunted, I phoned the general number to be entertained with a repetitious melody devoid of any human voice to advise me if I would be served within the next hour.
To receive attention, it seemed I would need to attend council's Wyong office, travelling by rail.
Upon arrival, I explained all the background to an officer, who then attempted to contact the officer named in my reply without success.
Having failed with the first enquiry, the officer then attempted to contact other officers again without success.
The attempts to contact any council officer to answer my questions were futile.
As time passed and the council officer needed to present a competent administration, an alternative was identified in the position of urban design.
I assured the officer an urban designer was not qualified to answer questions on the many facets of climate action.
This episode is a lesson for all residents who believe Administrator Hart's constant verbiage that the council is in sustainable administration.
While I was at Wyong, I asked an officer to provide me with the increased cost to maintain roads in the LGA.
This information was not available but should be public knowledge, especially for the Peninsula.
The council's administration needs an external audit sooner rather than later.
Does the Administrator expect Peninsula residents to attend another community meeting about the policy to repeat the same comments they made in February 2019?
It is ludicrous for the council to have inquiry officers when there is a serious deficiency of staff behind the front desk.
Take the train to Wyong to experience the amalgamation first hand.
It's no surprise rates have increased.
All methods of communication failed.
Letter, 2 Aug 2022
Norm Harris, Umina