Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Playford Hits out at Council

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Playford Hits out at Council

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Byline: PETER GARDINER

FORMER Noosa mayor Noel Playford has taken a big swipe at the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, saying it lacked leadership on two levels.

aI don't think there's much leadership in the council, frankly, at either elected level or staff level,a Mr Playford told a Cooroy Chamber of Commerce a[approximately]Free Noosa' session this week.

aI think there is absolutely no doubt that the current council is underperforming and that could change,a Mr Playford said.

The Noosa Independence Alliance spokesman said although three years had gone by, there were still different cultures among former Noosa, Maroochy and Caloundra staff.

aIt was a huge undertaking (merging the councils) and it will probably take a lot more years a and that's been the experience of the past of the (council) amalgamations that took place in the '90s.

aIt probably takes the best part of 10 years before you can say that things have actually settled down. …

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