A good read

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil has now re­vealed that the failed in­ter­na­tional air­port joint ven­ture has cost ratepay­ers a stag­ger­ing $2,323,698.00 with ab­so­lutely noth­ing to show for the money spent, ex­cept a moun­tain of bills.

I have to query the in­ter­na­tional flight com­po­nent in the amount of $175,538.00. How many times did peo­ple fly in­ter­na­tion­ally and where did they go?

A busi­ness class re­turn flight to China costs $4800, you could go to China and re­turn 36 times fly­ing busi­ness class for the $175,538 and 303 times to China and re­turn if you trav­elled econ­omy.

This is just sheer greed and reck­less spend­ing and I look for­ward to our “trans­par­ent” coun­cil mak­ing a full de­tailed dis­clo­sure of the in­ter­na­tional flights costs as well as de­tails of the $363,000 claimed for ‘re­im­bursable’ costs.

It is sure to raise a few eye­brows and make some good read­ing. Ro­gin Tay­lor Pre­ston

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