"All councils of recent times have been CBD centric and have paid scant attention to the most pressing problem in the community,….ROADS. Firstly the council road policy ends up by saying ….if we have no money we do not have to do anything and that is about the level of attention givenby council. Rural (ex CBD) rates, ie council income, is higher than CBD rates & it is about time Rural residents got a decent return. We do not use any CBD facility such as pools, reserves, library, arts centre & are sick of hearing of increased loans to pay for such facilities. Increased loan payments mean less income to pay for infrastructure. Frankly the failures in the CBD are due to bad business, lack of service & overcharging. Time & again I have priced a basket of goods & purchased 30 to 40% cheaper in Albury as against Wang. Others I understand go to Benalla before Wang. Working for the community includes the rural area & the council need make a hard decision on putting rural roads first"