No back door deals with school: Deputy

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Joint Devel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel (DAP) meet­ing on Novem­ber 8.

One of the con­di­tions in­volved the ap­proved traf­fic man­age­ment and trans­port plan to be im­ple­mented on an on­go­ing ba­sis un­less it was ap­proved or amended be­cause of the cur­rent SAT re­view process.

At Tues­day’s coun­cil meet­ing, Cr Browne said he was con­cerned about a meet­ing with prin­ci­pal Alan Jones and fi­nance di­rec­tor John Price that was set up a month ago.

“Mr Price and I dis­cussed the ways coun­cil and Christ Church Gram­mar School could im­prove re­la­tions with­out dis­cus­sions that are be­fore the DAP,” he said.

“We agreed at the out­set that we could not at all dis­cuss the traf­fic plan, SAT process and build­ing plan.

“I bring this to coun­cil that there are no back door deals, just to im­prove the re­la­tion­ship with Christ Church, which I think was not poor.”

Cr Alastair Tul­loch said he was con­cerned about the con­sis­tency in the coun­cil’s de­ci­sion-mak­ing.

“My con­cern is that we will sup­port (Christ Church Gram­mar School’s traf­fic man­age­ment plan) here but SAT will not, which is likely,” he said.

Cr Peter Ed­wards said coun­cil was re­quired to make de­ci­sions on a case-by-case ba­sis.

“I think if SAT uses coun­cil’s con­sis­tency as an ar­gu­ment…it just shows the SAT process is du­bi­ous at times,” he said

Cr Peter Browne.

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