Upper Lachlan councillors tour Shire ahead of 2017-2018 Budget

A recent Crookwell Gazette story about Upper Lachlan councillors touring the Shire to view and prioritise issues before the 2017-2018 Budget has drawn a lot of reader commentary on our Facebook page.

A recent Crookwell Gazette story about Upper Lachlan councillors touring the Shire to view and prioritise issues before the 2017-2018 Budget has drawn a lot of reader commentary on our Facebook page.

A recent Crookwell Gazette story about Upper Lachlan councillors touring the Shire to view and prioritise issues before the 2017-2018 Budget has drawn a lot of reader commentary on our Facebook page.

We asked what you thought should be the priority spend, and the responses were many and varied:

“Please don't spend any more on Crookwell's main street,” wrote Martin Walsh; while Margaret Walsh put forward “storm water management in Collector” as a suggested priority.

“Hope they took a drive [on] some of the ‘gravel’ roads that have no gravel left on them and are never drained properly,” said Toby Johns.

“Absolute disgrace!”

Julie Kennedy suggested street numbers.

“… Correct street numbers on the houses in Dalton. Elderly at risk because the ambulance couldn't find a house.”

“It would have to be Boiler Hill on Reid's Flat Road,” said Jo Marshall.

“That was on the list of priorities last year and requested for the last 100 years.

“Councillors have seen the letters and [petition, but] have chosen to ignore rate payers and their safety.”

Annette Broadbent mentioned waste disposal and Range Road, “between Goulburn and Grabben Gullen”.

“Condition is poor after it changes council [areas].”

Pete Seary put the focus on telecommunication.

“Mobile phone and data services in all parts of the shire is critical to future growth and personal safety,” he said.

“Let’s move into the 21st century.”

Emma McDonald said a netball court in Crookwell “might be nice”.

On the cheeky side of social comment, John West suggested the councillors “all go down to the health centre and see a dietician”.

“What a disgrace and poor example to the community.”

He was quickly reprimanded by Antoinette Mercuri: “That’s a bit rude, don’t you think!”