Council asked: please explain on Plaza costs
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