Coun­cil asked: please ex­plain on Plaza costs

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

IN the in­ter­ests of more than 70,000 ratepay­ers, plus renters, se­niors and pen­sion­ers, the Townsville City Coun­cil needs to clar­ify the fol­low­ing is­sues re­lat­ing to the failed Flin­ders Plaza pro­ject:

• What in­cen­tives/dis-counts were given to Aus­texx and the Lancini group of com­pa­nies.

• Are the coun­cil rates paid up to date. • Are the rates in ar­rears. • If the rates are in ar­rears, what is be­ing done to bring them up to date.

• What in­fra­struc­ture works were put in place in the mall rede­vel­op­ment for the Flin­ders Plaza pro­ject, the cost and who bore the cost. While prop­er­ties are be­ing sold for non-pay­ment of rates, a busi­ness in Kir­wan be­ing charged more than $ 200,000 for a ma­te­rial change of use and coun­cil per­mits, it is in the in­ter­ests of the peo­ple of Townsville to have these is­sues of the failed pro­ject clar­i­fied.

JOHN NANKERVIS, Townsville City Coun­cil

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