The Launceston City Council makes it difficult
to provide feedback on any number of issues -
the most recent being the
Draft Partnership Agreement
between the Tasmanian Government,
the Northern Tasmanian Municipal Organisation
and the individual councils.
Residents of Launceston,Break O'Day,Dorset,
Flinders,George Town.Meander Valley,
Northern Midlands and West Tamar have only to
Friday February 16 to lodge their responses.
A small announcement appeared in The Launceston
Examiner on Monday,February 12,advising residents
to call in to their council offices for a copy of
the executive summary,unfortunately in Launceston
residents are not able to take a copy away,they
must read it in the busy council foyer,or get
themselves to an internet facility to
read/download the draft agreement.
What is the Launceston City Council afraid
of,that they cannot run off extra copies for
the benefit of ratepayers and residents?
Another disturbing issue to be resolved soon
is the lodging of representations on development
applications,at the Council meeting Monday
February 12th s recommendation was discussed
re bonds to be paid by "objectors" to
It is the citizen's right to make
representations on developments,but if they
try it in Launceston they are immediately
labelled as anti -development.
It is also interesting to note that the
Launceston City Council refuses to use the
correct term REPRESENTATION and instead