So now it's official, the dam that we all appear to so desperately need with our ongoing water shortage is now a further $25 million over budget and they haven't even started to pour concrete yet!! With the type of "skilled" project management that TDC staff employed for the management of the resurfacing of Bateup Road how can we ratepayers possibly have any cause to be concerned that our annual rate increase will exceed even further the 1.9% predicted by the newly elected Mayor of Richmond for the construction of this major project? The original figure banded about by the previous Mayor was $70 million and I wonder if anyone is taking bets that the final bill will be nearer double that amount?
This story and others like it are in this week's Leader, and it will be delivered, keeping you informed during these extraordinary times. Stay safe, look out for each other and together, we'll all get through this.
How about if we post the best jokes we have heard on a joke post. It would give everyone a bit of a giggle in these strange and stressful times we are going thru. There are a lot of people that could do with cheering up.
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We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.
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