Just Collect The Garbage PtII

By AR - I have been watching with lurid interest the story of the Wollongong Council officer and the property developers. It's got everything, sex, money, deceit, corruption, a list of names that could be from The Sopranos, and it threatens to bring down some big political names.
But of course none of this would be occurring if councils didn't have so much power and control over development. If property development relied just on investors making a commercial decision to invest their money rather than negotiating a mountain of compliance approvals then the industry would not attract so many of the type of person who "knows how to make a deal". By that I mean spivs. When developers are so willing to engage in bribery to expedite matters, then maybe the red tape is the problem?

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