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Eltham ratepayers shocked at council’s donation appeal for burnt-out playground

Council Watch

Nillumbik residents have been left shocked by the council’s call for community donations to rebuild the Eltham North playground, which was burned to ground by vandals in December.

Resident Nicole Brittain told Nick McCallum the council put a post on Facebook encouraging ratepayers to dip into their own pockets to fund the rebuild.

“We were assured it was insured,” Nicole said.

“I’m a bit shocked to find they’re encouraging donations.”

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She also said “it just didn’t make sense” considering the high rates charged by Nillumbik Shire.

Nick McCallum will speak with the Mayor of Nillumbik later in the program.

 

Photo: Lana Murphy, Nine News

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