IN RESPONSE to Tony Moscato ( Whitsunday Times, January 21), yes, I remember the Havengrand purchase – but it was not $2.5 million as you stated.
Council’s confirmed minute (December 17, 2008) states it was a unanimous decision 6/0, to have Peppers property and Havengrand considered for purchase and for the CEO to commence negotiations for a purchase.
And the $10.5 million of flood damage funds you stated was wasted – money is never wasted when it is spent on road improvements and construction for the benefit of residents.
Before you quote figures or make statements in the media, it is usually a good idea to check the facts. Rogin Taylor Preston