The following is an interview Cr Sally Townley had this morning with Moffee on TripleM about the waste management crisis that has seen Coffs Harbour shipping red bin waste to Tamworth at a potential cost of $3.24m a year.
The following comment by Rob Trezise on this was posted on the Coffs Coast News and Views Facebook page earlier today;
“While the NSW Government is partly to blame Cr. Townley, look at the Council’s Executives who for almost ten years have seen the land fill at Coffs having an end of life looming, but done very little to source another site.
They entered into long term contracts without any get out clauses in case things changed. What did they do about the stench from the waste depot for how many years ?
Don’t think that blaming the Government and then asking them for millions to solve the problem is going to wash.
The person who should be fronting the microphone & cameras is the General Manager. He cannot duck his responsibility as the man in charge of our city and his duty to explain his role.”