Local Government in the Inner West of Sydney

Local government.  What does it exist for?  In the inner west of Sydney, it does not appear seem to exist for local residents or rate payers.

You might think that local government is there for things like planning, pools and parks.  Perhaps a bit of rubbish collection and road maintenance.  But not for the new Inner West Council in Sydney.

Having done a deal with …. the Liberals …. Labor Councillor Darcy Byrne will be the new Mayor.  And Mayor Elect Byrne has promised to:

lead a council which is both progressive and effective.

Councillor Byrne also said:

With our belief in social justice and our commitment to diversity, we can show the rest of the country how progressive principles can be put into practice at the local government level.

The Inner West Council is the forced amalgam of 3 smaller councils – Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield.  Marrickville Council even managed to have its own foreign policy.

But hey.  Who needs efficient planning and rubbish collection when you can have effective and progressive planning and rubbish collection with a touch of social justice and a commitment to diversity.

Perhaps a Council anthem to be sung before all Council meetings.

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12 Responses to Local Government in the Inner West of Sydney

  1. stackja

    Progressive voters elect progressive councils.

  2. Rabz

    I’ve been banging on about this for years, having previously been a ratepayer in al-Mariqville council back in their legendary BDS days. Parks that were overgrown and rat infested, dumped stolen cars would sit on streets for weeks, potholes that were very nearly capable of swallowing peoples’ cars and a rubbish collection regime that was arbitrary, to put it mildly. But no aboriginal disabled lesbian puppet theatre troupe ever went hungry.

    My local council has now finally emptied my green bin, after me having put it out only five times over the last ten or so weeks. Another small mercy to be grateful for.

  3. Kneel

    “But no aboriginal disabled lesbian puppet theatre troupe ever went hungry. ”

    What about the gay, left-handed, midget, albino eskimos? Huh? What about them? If local council won’t support us, who will?

  4. Rabz

    Why do all these frigging nutters have the surname “Byrne*“, BTW?

    Coincidence?

    *Fiona’s hubby (another former al-Mariqville mayor) was the greenfilth’s candidate for Grayndler in 2010, the election in which I inadvertently ended up voting for bloody Albansleazey.

  5. This is the way of all councils nowadays. Councils are the breeding ground for Greens and Labor politicians, so naturally they have to reflect the values of the Greens and Labor. Conservative values are reflected by the working people that pay the every increasing rates and other costs, while watching basic services decline.

  6. Leo G

    Perhaps a Council anthem to be sung before all Council meetings.

    Welcome to Council?
    Remember to pay your respects on time.

  7. Adam D

    I Guess women will be doing the garbage collecting in the name of diversity.

  8. Robbo

    They certainly haven’t wasted any time becoming an irrelevant joke. Local government is a total waste of time and other people’s money.

  9. Empire GTHO Phase III

    You have some catching up to do Spartacus.

    The purpose of local government is to faithfully implement Agenda21. The mayor is simply serving Control.

  10. Muddy

    What we need is a fourth tier of government to provide the services the third tier was meant to but decided was far beneath their status.

  11. Rob MW

    With our belief in social justice and our commitment to diversity, we can show the rest of the country how progressive principles can be put into practice at the local government level.

    Me, I just think that saving words is more appropriate when defining these social justice & diversity commitments, which are not commitments at all, they are personal opinions transferred into council policy and administered by eager little dropkicks who lack the basic skills to understand the basic Australian vernacular like – get fucked.

    Where was I, oh, saving words: (below)

    With our belief in a ‘Fuck Them Policy’, we can show the rest of the country how progressive principles can be put into practice at the local government level.

  12. Tator

    Problem with local government is that voting is not compulsory, so parties like the greenfilth and ALP who have very rusted on supporters who will vote for a living, and most do, will vote them in via the local councils as conservatives are too busy working to think about it. Also allows for a lot of money to be siphoned off to the CFMEU via road works and other council responsibilities via fees through 3rd party contractors who are in on it as the TURC shows.

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