RENOVATIONS: One reader has asked residents to support the Kool Spot Cafe when it reopens at the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club.
RENOVATIONS: One reader has asked residents to support the Kool Spot Cafe when it reopens at the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club. Mike Knott BUNBAR

Letters: Rehashed helipad debate a failed experiement

Letters: IF YOU have been following the NewsMail's comprehensive coverages of Bundaberg Regional Council's current helipad application and have a sense of deja vu, you are certainly not alone.

Personally I don't mind getting a deja vu of pleasant dreams, but I definitely don't want to experience the nightmare again of the former Burnett Shire councillors' kindergarten pantomime performances.

And this is what we are seeing before our very eyes with this bunch of councillors unable to achieve a definitive conclusion as expeditiously as possible.

Instead of carrying the matter on and on for all of the public to witness their verbal brouhahas in the thick of their individual game plans.

Bundaberg Regional Council, as it is today, is the personification of the old Burnett Shire Council - believe me.

It has ignored all the old council's failed experiments.

The case for council amalgamations always made complete sense to me but unfortunately if the experiences of the long-suffering current ratepayers and residents of BRC are anything to go by, the amalgamation of four councils and/or the election of the councillors since then have been a total failure.

Hopefully the next council election in March next year will take care of this embarrassment.

Those in our readership with a sense of humour should remember Forrest Gump's words: "My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

What we've got with the latest 4.63% rates increase is untold entertainment - unfortunately not much else.

BILL LOUDON

Bargara



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