Tamworth 2021 Board Elections: Accountant Stephen Maher Says His Board Bid Was Triggered By Shady Decision Making | The head of the daily newspaper in the North

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Tamworth accountant Stephen Maher wants to lead an executive on some of the board’s most controversial and costly projects if elected. The 30-year-old business owner, who runs his own accounting firm on Peel Street, has raised his hand to run in the local election in December. He said he aspired to be a “prudent” counselor, but was also committed to “actively promoting” the facilities and resources the community needs to have a better way of life. Mr Maher was pressured to stick to a series of what he called “bad decisions” from Tamworth Regional Council. READ MORE: “The trigger was the proposal to sell the Olympic swimming pool, which I thought was a bad move,” he said. “In my opinion, there was a lack of maintenance. Council admitted that there had been no substantial maintenance for about a decade. “What struck me was the poor consultation … all of the users in the pool. He said only one issue is indicative of a larger issue with the Tamworth Regional Council consultation, although he acknowledged the organization has improved in recent years. If elected, the accountant would be one of the few advisers to own his own business. The accountant said he would bring “a little more rigor” to project development and cost-benefit analyzes for large local projects. Mr Maher said he was concerned about the financial prudence and social license of projects like the Tamworth intermodal project. more local news? Subscribe to the Leader to read it here first draft, as if it were a secondary line, ”he said. “It’s a $ 50 million expenditure and part of it, especially in the early stages, has been fleeting.” Mr Maher said most of Tamworth’s recreation and community lands have been classified by council as “operational,” which allows councilors to sell them in a closed-door meeting. He wants it to be reclassified as “community land”. The consultation on the sports and recreation strategic plan, which proposed to sell 30 percent of the land and parks, was inadequate, he said. “I am really concerned about the considerations of selling green space,” he said. “I think a lot of this land needs to be preserved for future expansion.” There are areas in Tamworth that don’t have decent access to a park. I think this is not a good thing. A better approach to our green spaces, parks, recreational sports grounds, that’s quite important on my list. A member of the Tamworth University Reference Group, the Tamworth Regional Residents and Ratepayers Association and the Business Chamber, M. an interest in regional development. Elections for Tamworth Council will take place on December 4. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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