Cul­tural Cen­tre cringe

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

AF­TER at­tend­ing the first Cairns Cul­tural Precinct meet­ing of 2011, you may as well delete the word pro­posed from the pro­ject de­scrip­tion.

Like many oth­ers strug­gling to make ends meat and as a ratepayer, I am ap­palled at the non-ex­is­tent con­sul­ta­tion of the gen­eral com­mu­nity with re­gards to this precinct.

To bor­row the words of Macca from ra­dio sta­tion 4CA: “We were am­bushed big time.”

The re­al­ity is the machi­na­tions of this precinct have been in progress since 2008, but it wasn’t un­til June 2010 the un­sus­pect­ing ratepay­ers were made aware that we would be blessed with pro­vid­ing one-third of the fund­ing.

For those as gravely con­cerned as I, I will at­tempt to paint a pic­ture of the lat­est precinct meet­ing open to the pub­lic, held on Fe­bru­ary 16.

The mayor, CEO, all coun­cil­lors and name­less coun­cil of­fi­cers were present.

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