Nel­son- Carr: sick of pick­ing up slack

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

MEM­BER for Mund­ing­burra Lindy Nel­son-Carr said she didn’t want the State Gov­ern­ment lumped with the full cost of a new en­ter­tain­ment and con­ven­tion cen­tre.

‘‘ The prob­lem with this coun­cil is if ratepay­ers don’t want to pay this ex­tra money then they’re go­ing to ask the state to pay it all,’’ she said.

‘‘ Townsville City Coun­cil, un­der Les Tyrell and David Crisa­fulli, is very very keen to get the State Gov­ern­ment to pay for ev­ery­thing and it drives me crazy. That’s their track record.’’

Ms Nel­son-Carr said she would wait and see what re­sponse Mem­ber for Thuringowa Craig Wal­lace’s letter got.

‘‘ I am get­ting sick of the State Gov­ern­ment pick­ing up the slack for wa­ter, sewage and pub­lic swim­ming pools,’’ she said.

‘‘ It would be great to have a new en­ter­tain­ment cen­tre but Townsville City Coun­cil should be hon­est as to how much it will cost.

‘‘ I don’t know what coun­cil pro­poses to con­trib­ute.’’

Ms Nel­son-Carr said her con­stituents didn’t want to pay any fur­ther rate in­creases.

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