Breach of trust

LOCAL ratepayers have every right to be angry at the outcome of a damning official inquiry into the Shire of Toodyay.

It exposes seven years of gross incompetence, appalling civic leadership and the senseless loss of more than half a million dollars of ratepayers’ money.

Herald readers will already know most of the facts behind the findings from regular newspaper reports over that period.

A culture of concealment and denial at the highest levels of local civic leadership – and unrestrained contempt for those who asked questions – has served now only to bring public disgrace on our community.

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Michael Sinclair-Jones