Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

FOR­MER Mayor Mike Brunker was suc­cess­ful in his mo­tion to have coun­cil ac­cept the find­ings of a foren­sic anal­y­sis of the al­le­ga­tions made against him.

First writ­ten three-and-a-half years ago, Mr Brunker said the coun­cil of the time had “voted to hide” the re­port’s find­ings, which in­di­cate no wrong­do­ing.

THE cost of the Ex­pres­sion of In­ter­est Process for the Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port and plan­ning for in­ter­na­tional flights were re­vealed by Coun­cil yes­ter­day.

The to­tal cost thus far has been $2,323,398.

Ad­ver­tis­ing, pro­mo­tion and com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion cost $36,140, the au­dit cost $14,752, con­sul­ta­tion fees for scope and con­struc­tion were $16,581, con­sul­tant fees for the EOI were $1,282,875, the de­sign cost $22,095, eco­nomic devel­op­ment costs were $4900, val­u­a­tion costs were $22,500, travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion costs were $18,639, salaries and ve­hi­cle costs were $168,670, in­ter­na­tional flights cost $175,538 and the re­im­bursable costs for the EOI were $363,000.

SE­NATE can­di­date Kim Vuga paid a visit to Cannonvale and spoke of the need for wa­ter se­cu­rity in the re­gion and the con­tro­ver­sial views of the Love Aus­tralia or Leave Party.

FOR­MER Mackay mayor Julie Boyd called into to Proser­pine for a visit with cur­rent Whit­sun­day mayor An­drew Will­cox as part of her Queens­land se­nate cam­paign.

Ms Boyd spoke of the need for Queens­land to be bet­ter rep­re­sented and not miss out in Fed­eral de­ci­sions.

WHIT­SUN­DAY Po­lice have called on the com­mu­nity to help them tar­get graf­fiti by us­ing their on­line ser­vice through Crime Stop­pers – Graf­fi­tiSTOP.

They have re­ported a re­cent spike in graf­fiti ac­tiv­ity and the dam­age it does to both the beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of the re­gion and sub­se­quent the cost to busi­ness own­ers and cus­tomers.

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