11. An­gelo Lic­cia­rdello

Townsville Bulletin - - North Queensland's 50 Most Powerful People -

Pow­er­ful bu­reau­crat, and as di­rec­tor of plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment at Townsville City Coun­cil, Mr Lic­cia­rdello wields great in­flu­ence. He has taken de­vel­op­ers on over in­creases to in­fra­struc­ture charges, say­ing it’s time they paid their way. It’s been an un­pop­u­lar move among de­vel­op­ers but he’s stick­ing to his guns. It could make or break him, be­cause some high-pro­file in­vestors now say Townsville is too ex­pen­sive to in­vest in. Mr Lic­cia­rdello has a big in­flu­ence among coun­cil­lors; too much for the lik­ing of some.

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