Coun­cil de­ci­sion hyp­o­crit­i­cal

Joondalup Times - - OPINION -

AM I the only one who sees the ab­so­lute hypocrisy in Joon­dalup Coun­cil’s re­cent de­ci­sion to vote against an ad­min­is­tra­tion rec­om­men­da­tion to al­low Sa­cred Heart Col­lege to make their mag­nif­i­cent 556-seat per­form­ing arts cen­tre avail­able to the broader com­mu­nity?

A lit­tle over 12 months ago, af­ter nu­mer­ous re­ports out­lin­ing the des­per­ate need for such fa­cil­i­ties in the City and the coun­cil’s pre­pared­ness to spend

$100 mil­lion (a large por­tion of which was to be ratepay­ers’ money) to rec­tify this short­age, the coun­cil pulled the pin on its 850seat au­di­to­rium.

Yet when of­fered a fa­cil­ity that would house 65 per cent of that fa­cil­ity, which would have cost ratepay­ers noth­ing, al­beit that tax­pay­ers have al­ready paid for it, this coun­cil has lis­tened to a bunch of “nim­bys”.

It’s about time Joon­dalup Coun­cil acted for the whole com­mu­nity on such mat­ters. PHILIP SWAIN, Kal­la­roo

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