The new General Manager of MidCoast Council, Mr Adrian Panuccio, starts work July 9.
Is this a man who is a dreamer and an achiever? Who thinks and acts creatively and is consultative? Does he understand the depth of country culture? Is he willing to listen and engage with the people as much as his Council staff? Sometimes an outsider sees things through new eyes, and has a fresh take on solutions.
Write To Him
But, as Community Consultation hasn’t been a strength at Council, why don’t we all write him a pleasant welcome note, as he moves from North Sydney to our peaceful and beautiful MidCoast community.
Community is what it’s all about, and he’s got a big job to unite a very large and diversified council area.
We all have our priorities, big and small, that we’d like our Council to tackle. Getting our message over to Council isn’t always easy when one is faced with bureaucratic red tape, sometimes officious representatives, or “consultation” meetings where we are spoken at, and our questions never followed up.
So, let’s go straight to the top and send Mr Panuccio a personal note about what we would like to see happen, achieved and dealt with in our area.
Here’s our list –
Consolidation of LEPs (Local Environment Plans) and a New LEP
A Manufactured-Homes Policy
Consolidation of Rates across all three former Council areas
The Masters Move, Yes or No?
Re-configure the Council Staff structure
Introduce efficiencies, and a new culture of co-operation in Council
Fix up the financial stuff-ups
Introduce a system of service and transparency to all
Solve the Cedar Party Bridge/Pool fiasco
Introduce a better tree preservation and habitat management plan.
Well one can dream, can’t one? (And pigs may fly, a voice is saying behind me.) But heck, let’s give the bloke a chance!