Not trans­par­ent

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

I AM sure we all like the idea of hav­ing an in­ter­na­tional air­port but no-one can make a de­ci­sion on whether we ac­tu­ally want an in­ter­na­tional air­port un­less we know what the fa­cil­ity and op­er­at­ing costs are and what rates in­crease and debt in­ter­est it will pro­duce.

With­out this in­for­ma­tion how can any de­ci­sion be made?

The coun­cil must have this in­for­ma­tion but they are not re­leas­ing it – why?

The Whit­sun­day peo­ple may not want it if it pro­duces a huge rates in­crease.

Read­ing the min­utes from the last Coun­cil meet­ing (De­cem­ber 9, 2015) there is still no dis­clo­sure from the mayor or the “Air­port CEO” about who is buy­ing into our air­port or for how much, or who is on the board or what the con­tract ac­tu­ally is.

This is not be­ing open, ac­count­able or trans­par­ent. Ian Bishop Hy­de­away Bay

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