Last weeks News story of the week received the following comment from our subscribers, Luther:
We all live in a community of some sort (family-village-city-state-federal level) and basically pay our duties on a ‘shared ‘ basis (for health-education etc.) if we use certain services or not. There is no better way. The “Barangaroo project/proposal is actually a quite dangerous approach. Allow me a provoking thought: What happen when only a very few using the Pool, the Gym, the residents lounge ? The cost/levy would be unreasonably high so that in the end no resident want to use the facilities ? I understand that there always residents who feel that they are contributing too much however, only together is it possible to have great facilities like a Gym, a Pool, a residential lounge etc. If Developers want to change something, then don’t provide these lifestyle facilities in the first place.
The legislator was very wise in the past and hopefully the new generation leave it as is. It is however a good thing to differentiate between commercial and residential levies but that’s all.
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