WE DON’T NEED $100m DEBT
AS a long-time resident in Currambine, I would like to express my strongest opposition to the art centre proposal.
I feel that in the current economic climate, combined with a WA Labor government increasing prices of everything, the last thing Joondalup ratepayers need is a $100 million-plus debt to repay.
Especially when considering that similar facilities already exist at Edith Cowan University next door to the envisaged site of the mayor’s pet project, as well as at a number of private schools within the City of Joondalup.
If such a perpetually moneylosing standalone art centre is so “urgently” needed, why not gift the ground to ECU under agreement that ECU will evaluate viability and take ownership of the project as an expansion of campus facilities.
Unlike Joondalup, ECU could even apply for State and Federal support.
So dear Mr Pickard and your fellow free-spending councillors:
Kindly get back to the ground from your cloud nine and focus on the people you are supposed to serve, namely the long-suffering Joondalup ratepayers. MILO RES, Currambine