Eleven years away and who pays the bill? Our present pandemic economic crisis puts things in perspective. The cost of the required infrastructure is a bridge too far, in our 2021 economic climate.
History has taught us that it’s the taxpayer who pays for the shortfall. Our present premier and lord mayors’ bidding for the 2032 Games, cannot guarantee the burden of costs won’t be their legacy. They will be retired with healthy superannuation and benefits.
The Gold Coast again wants the glory, even after the 2000 Games. S.E.Queensland requires world class infrastructure investment, which doesn’t presently exist. We don’t need new taxes to pay for Qld’s pipe-dream vision, from which regional Qld will not benefit.
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” A referendum or survey for Queenslanders who will pay the burden of costs, is a fair and ethical way to test the interest. It should not be the privilege of a few ambitious bureaucrats.
I send this as an open letter to Mr Dan Purdie.
Thank you for the update and for your continued efforts for our community.
Allow me to comment on a couple of points.
*Pedestrian refuge on Yandina Coolum Road
You must be joking or intent on squandering taxpayers’ funds or we have different perspectives on “pedestrian refuge”.
For $440’000 you can buy a house and land package on the sunshine coast. You could also build a pedestrian bridge with steps and ramps. So, please explain, what kind of “refuge” you would deliver and how it will eliminate the traffic jams at school times?
Being “very vocal” is not changing anything! Whatever action has been implemented is failing spectacularly.
Where are the parents? They should be responsible for the criminals they spawned. Judges are weak, blind and indulgent. Prisons are universities of crime.
Youth offenders should be sent out west to work on farms for jaw wages with no access to WIFI – IE, to teach them what “work” means and help the farmers at the same time.
The previous weeks “Yaroomba Revelations” brings up again and again why the councillors changed the vote from REFUSAL of Sekisui’s disastrous development to APPROVING the development, which is well outside the existing town plan
Why did the vote change?
It’s difficult to imagine that any new circumstances suddenly came to light.
So what pressure /information that came to be changed the councillor’s vote?
I am totally in agreement that an independent inquiry should be established to ascertain why and how the vote was changed.
Thankfully, the $3.5 million spent per year is keeping us and our borders safe from the Biloela Four – Mother, Father and their two pre-school girls locked away on Christmas Island for nearly three years now – $10.5 million so far. How good’s that? Thoughts and praise!