ALLOWING for open space, parks and gardens and roads, in the not too distance future, the 90 hectare property at Mt Marlow, purchased by council for the community, could become over 250 large residential allotments and could possibly return council over $50 million for an initial investment of just a couple of million dollars.
I would like to congratulate all the councillors who, as it has now been revealed, voted unanimously to commence negotiations to purchase the sportspark land for the community back in 2008.
Perhaps some credit should also go to present councillors and particularly Cr Clifford, who moved in 2012, to keep the Mt Marlow Sportspark land and lease it for 10 years, returning revenue to council from rates as well as lease payments. What a great outcome. It appears that some dark clouds do have very silver linings if residents don’t want additional sporting facilities. Phil Horan Airlie Beach