Being Consulted and Being Heard
The Waverley Liberals believe that consulting with and listening to the community are key responsibilities of elected officials. Sadly, many residents insist they are NOT heard and that the system is broken.
There are many examples of the Labor/Greens led Council choosing NOT to consult with the community, to NOT hear their voice, or to consult only after the Liberals push strongly for it, including:
• Garish coloured super-sized fitness station on the coastal walk at Gaerloch Reserve (no consultation)
• Marks Park accessible path (limited consultation) (never approved by Council)
• Mackenzies Bay timed off-leash dog trial (83% community support but still rejected)
• Bondi Beach mural of soldiers with assault rifles and words ‘Not Welcome to Bondi’ (no consultation; community pleaded for its removal, but still supported)
• Push for alcohol to be drunk in ‘Alcohol Prohibited Areas’ close to our beaches (despite opposition from NSW police, Surf Clubs, concerned residents and the Waverley Liberals)
With limited community consultation and community feedback often pushed aside, residents feel disillusioned, ignored and have little faith in the Council. The Waverley Liberals STRONGLY advocate for greater openness and transparency on Council. Our community deserves better.