Re­sponse

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

IN RE­SPONSE to Ro­gin Tay­lor’s let­ter to the editor, Whit

sun­day Times, Jan­uary 28, yes it is a good idea to check the facts Mr Tay­lor.

Ac­cord­ing to the minute I have it was you who moved the mo­tion to pur­chase the Have­g­rand site for a sports park when Brunker as mayor de­clared an in­ter­est and left the room.

It is fair com­ment to re­mind vot­ers of the in­ad­e­quacy of the pre­vi­ous coun­cil, given this site was un­sup­ported by Main Roads and most sports clubs in the area at the time.

Your in­fer­ence that this pro­posal was a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion by coun­cilors is in­cor­rect as both coun­cil­lors Whit­ney and Clifford voted against the de­ci­sion to pur­chase this land and it was only you and Coun­cil­lors Gaudry, Clark, and Ra­m­age from Bowen who sup­ported this pro­posal.

Have­g­rand was in fact pur­chased by coun­cil for $2.2 mil­lion and there were costs as­so­ci­ated with that pur­chase as you would well know, which now amount to around $300,000.

Ross Plow­man Air­lie Beach

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