No logic

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

I would like to ques­tion the logic in the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil can­celling de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions that are cur­rently ap­proved with the pre­vi­ous level of head­works.

As any­one with their fin­ger on the property mar­ket will un­der­stand, things are tight, and this is why new de­vel­op­ments are not be­ing com­menced.

To then sug­gest that a new build­ing about to start con­struc­tion is go­ing to have its DA can­celled due to the ex­pi­ra­tion, and the new DA will have Head­works at 5 times the orig­i­nal ap­proval, this de­vel­op­ment is no longer vi­able, this is in the re­gion 15 per cent on top of the con­struc­tion cost.

If coun­cil wants to in­crease rev­enue, wouldn’t the smart thing be to let these de­vel­op­ments pro­ceed, and so in­crease the work force, bring more people to town and also get $2500 per year for the rates on these new build­ings.

Please coun­cil­lors, un­der­stand, if you ex­tend these DA’s and let the de­vel­oper make a lit­tle bit of money for their risk, you will build your on­go­ing rev­enue stream.

Terry Archer CANNONVALE

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