Short-term gain at economic, social, environmental cost
"Amalgamation" is a euphemism for "collapse".
I have been advised the council has shelved its climate change policy.
Have coastal hazard lines that prohibit development seaward of a prescribed line been updated? Will they be?
As the climate change policy is defunct, it might be assumed the need to have suitably qualified staff to assess DAs has passed.
This means a further downturn in staff numbers and services.
How many DAs have been and will be approved for perceived short-term gain that will have definite long-term economic, social and environmental cost?
It is accurate to describe the council's administration as "collapsed", and not "amalgamated".
Email, 9 Jul 2021
Norm Harris, Umina