Pittwater Forever slams IPART’s “Fit for the Future” report as nothing but a political sham by the Baird Government to take away our local say, our independent councillors and our community spirit from the Pittwater people.
“Pittwater Council is strong, independent and focuses on local issues of importance to residents. A bigger council will diminish our councillor representation, our community spirit and the voice of the Pittwater community,” says Tony Tenney, Pittwater Forever chairman. “All the things which make our Pittwater Council fit.”
“The IPART report ignores all these factors only focusing on a fabricated “scale and capacity” test. A test which has no substance or evidence base, and one which only benefits property developers, political parties and big businesses,” he adds.
“We are financially fit and will be “fit for the future” on our present boundaries, formed only 23 years ago. A huge 89% of our residents want Pittwater Council to stay as is with its present boundaries. A bigger 91% of our residents are satisfied with Pittwater Council services,” Tenney explains.
“We call on Pittwater Member of State Parliament, Rob Stokes to work VISIBLY with your local community NOW to give them what they want – an Independent and Sustainable Pittwater Council,” he concludes.