John­stone: money’s tight

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

MEM­BER for Townsville Mandy John­stone said she, too, wanted to know what her elec­torate thought of pay­ing for a new en­ter­tain­ment and con­ven­tion cen­tre.

‘‘ We have been con­sis­tent with look­ing at the pro­posal coun­cil has put for­ward . . . but there are a num­ber of things to be ad­dressed be­fore we agree to com­mit this money,’’ she said.

She said there were still unan­swered ques­tions about value for money and if it was bet­ter spent on roads or schools.

‘‘ I don’t think there’s a dis­pute, the old one needs work done on it be­cause it was built in a dif­fer­ent era.

‘‘ We’re in a new era with nat­u­ral dis­as­ters and the bud­get will be ex­tremely tight. We have to be care­ful we go for­ward for our city from a state per­spec­tive.’’

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