MONCRIEFF residents are unhappy about the excessive rubbish and litter that is polluting their neighbourhood, says Liberals member for Yerrabi James Milligan.
In particular, residents are upset about the polystyrene waffle pods, which are lightweight and susceptible to breaking down, and, when windy are left are flying around Moncrieff.
Mr Milligan says Moncrieff residents have lodged multiple complaints to the government but aren’t getting any response.
“They have asked the government over and over again to provide basic services to remove the litter, but the government isn’t doing enough,” he says.
“They are expected to pay excessive rates, but the government never follows through on its end of the bargain which is to provide basic services.
“This is just one more issue in Moncrieff that the government is choosing to ignore. Moncrieff doesn’t have a bus service, it doesn’t have a reliable bin collection service, and it isn’t getting the basic maintenance required to keep the suburb clean.
“The government needs to clean up its act and start delivering services that residents are already paying for.”
Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder says sadly, the concerns of residents in Moncrieff are not unique.
“On a daily basis, we hear the frustration people have when trying to get the government to fix street lights or remove rubbish in common areas,” she says.
“This government is happy to collect rates and taxes from residents but is loath to deliver basic urban services.”