Sil­ver lin­ings?

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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

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