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Snowy River Shire fingers the students

By johnboy 3 October 2006 6

The ABC is carrying bitter accusations from Snowy River Shire that ski season vandalism running at $6,000 a month is directly linked to university holidays.

“Particularly early on in the winter time it was horrific and council was averaging about $6,000 [damage] a month to its own infrastructure and let alone to private infrastructure around the area… But one thing that did come out, it seems to be worse in the university holidays and that was the same as what it was last time.”

They’re running a conference on how to reduce this anti-social behaviour.

They better be careful what they wish for, I’d wager that boozing uni students account for a lot more income to the region than a piddling $6k, and they’ll come regardless of how crap the snow is.

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Big Al 6:41 am 05 Oct 06

Mightn’t sound like much but $6k a month to a shire like Snowy River is big time – these guys are so cash strapped that if you want to copy documents at the shire offices you have to bring your own paper … Sure there’d be a lot of money washing about over winter but the majority goes to KT Ltd and Perisher Blue and the Shire gets left with providing services to a community that swells from around 1800 to 8000 over winter.

I wouldn’t blame all students either – its pretty obvious who the culprits real are … snowboarders.

ant 9:36 pm 03 Oct 06

I bet it’s not really visiting uni students. I lived in Jindabyne for a season. hooooooo boy.

caf 2:59 pm 03 Oct 06

I find that “stakeholder”, like “community”, is one of those terms that seems to exclude me and everyone I know…

snahon 2:02 pm 03 Oct 06

“They’re running a conference on how to reduce this anti-social behaviour.”

Now the for ‘real’ agenda…

We wanted to waste council funds on a conference and had to think of an excuse for one. Vandalism is as good as anything.

VYBerlinaV8 1:18 pm 03 Oct 06

6 grand a month? Fcking amateurs!! You guys should have seen our high school after year 12 muck-up day.

Mr Evil 12:13 pm 03 Oct 06

I bet it’s those shits from John XXIII again.

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