I don't understand the whole thing about my tax money. It's the country or state's money, just like when rate payers go on about how renters don't pay rates so why should their rates go to parks they don't use when renters can make use of it. That was a local discussion that took place at a meeting at the mention of rates increasing to cover the cost of maintaining park equipment. My rate money went to the council and they did things with it to benefit the community as a whole. I don't use the free camp sites that have toilets and bins that need to be maintained but have no problem with rate payers covering the cost of cleaning the areas. It's there for anyone to use if they so choose.