Ward weighs into Bounty Inn policy reversal
“I am very disappointed with the decision Shoalhaven City Council has taken in relation to the Bounty Motor Inn,” Mr Ward said.
“The very suggestion that the government would leave people who were in need of crisis accommodation without it is absolute nonsense and the suggestion that we would be throwing people out onto the street is also wrong.
“What needs to counterbalance that argument is the rights of residents and businesses permanently located in that particular area.
“If people are behaving in such a way that they are disturbing existing residents, if they are behaving in a way that is antisocial, then you really need to wonder about the sorts of people who are seeking that emergency accommodation and whether or not they are forgoing their right to it.
“I want to make sure residents are listened to, that businesses are listened to, and indeed the ward 1 councillors are listened to, all of whom voted to reject this application at council this week.”