Stagnant, divisive, disorganised
Gareth Ward MP has identified the issues with Shoalhaven City Council correctly.
Speak with anyone within the region and they will all tell you the same thing.
Shoalhaven City Council is stagnant, divisive, non progressive and disorganised.
Why? Because the majority of the elected councillors are not pulling their weight, simply not doing the job that they were elected to do,
And that is work in a cohesive and professional manner for and on behalf of the residents of the Shoalhaven area.
Certain councillors are just content with playing politics and scoring points against their fellow councillors, so the progress of items that come before council become bogged down in arguments and point scoring that should not be taking place at all.
Yes, I and many, many other residents agree with Mr Ward, it's time for a change of council
And the sooner the better.
D. Johnson, Nowra
Ward set the poor tone
I attended council meetings when Gareth Ward was a member and was always shocked at his bull pit approach to debate. Such a style is not appropriate to local council and has introduced the habit to other councillors whose bombastic, bullying style has required the introduction of a code of conduct which the mayor has to spend a lot of time applying. Voters are not impressed by such performances and grandstanding in general, seeking instead that votes are taken and decisions made. Meanwhile perhaps the Register will find out more about the missed millions claimed by Gareth Ward.
M. Leggett, North Nowra
Worry about your own portfolio
Mr Ward should worry about his own job because there are still kids in dire need of care. The voters in this electorate will decide the outcome of the council at the next election. Coucil was no better when he was a councillor, always trying to bully the other members of council.
B. Parker, Nowra
Leave matters to council
It would seen that the Hon Gareth Ward MP isn't too concerned looking after his ministerial Portfolio, especially one that is so important to our community: social housing, child wellbeing and protection. Suggest, Gareth, you get on with your job and leave local government matters to the current elected people.
P. David, Greenwell Point
Roundabout won't fix problems
Please don't go ahead with the roundabout option at Jervis Bay Road. It would be the wrong decision.
It will not resolve the traffic problem that exists.
It needs to be a flyover design to be a complete win for you guys, residents,school children and other community uses. Don't be stupid, it will cost you your jobs.
B. Best, Greenwell Point
Just build the bypass
If the people that decide the new bridge will fix the traffic issues in Nowra they need to look at things again. Just build the bypass and divert the traffic away from all the traffic lights. They say our population doesn't warrant a bypass at the moment. They need to live and drive this road. No matter what time you travel it is always busy.
I. Johnson, Berry
Proud to work with Waminda
So proud to be an Aboriginal girl and read this article ('Black Lives Matter puts spotlight on Wamanda's work').
Waminda inspires not only myself, but other people in the community. Their voices speak for thousands of people who are not heard. Knowing our voice is in these women's hands is reassuring. So proud to be a Waminda employee myself!