Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

of $9.62 mil­lion, which in­cludes a stated $2.26 mil­lion for “New Civic Cen­tre Build­ing Loan” with the de­scrip­tion “As­sumes new civic cen­tre funded by loan”.

In re­sponse to my ques­tions at a coun­cil meet­ing on De­cem­ber 15, I was told that the loan costs could con­tinue for another 10 to 20 years, and that the es­ti­mated cost of a new civic cen­tre is not yet known.

At the time I told the coun­cil that the an­swers were “wishy- washy”.

How can City of South Perth ratepay­ers make an in­formed decision with such fun­da­men­tal un­cer­tainty and in­ad­e­quate in­for­ma­tion on such a big pos­si­ble/prob­a­ble cost as a new civic cen­tre?

Cel­e­brated in­ter­na­tional artist, il­lus­tra­tor and au­thor Charles van Sand­wyk will be guest speaker at Crow Books in Vic­to­ria Park tonight at 6.30pm. Many would be fa­mil­iar with his dis­tinc­tive il­lus­tra­tions fea­tured in his range of hand-made small press limited-edi­tion books for col­lec­tors avail­able at Crow Books. Van Sand­wyk, a Cana­dian, is an honorary Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent as he spends a cou­ple of months in Vic Park ev­ery year. Drinks and nib­bles pro­vided. RSVP to books@crow­books.com.au and for more info visit http://www.crow­books.com.au

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