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Selling parks again on the agenda

 

UPDATE, September 16, 2012, 2.20pm:¬†With next to no discussion of the parks issue taking place in the open session of council meetings, it is not surprising that confusion has arisen. The draft report referred to in this article, identifying certain park assets for possible disposal and others for possible improvement, was included in the September committee meeting business papers but actually dates from 2004 … Read more in FULL STORY.

 

An issue which has previously generated a lot of heated debate, is quietly making its way through council’s Technical Services committee system, with a number of parks in the municipality now identified for possible disposal.

In an initiative driven by Cr Geoff Booth, council has for its consideration a draft list identifying six parks for disposal plus a further four for partial disposal, with an estimated return of $1.65m to council coffers. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Pictured:¬†Local residents rally to save Finlayson Park in June, 2001. FULL STORY »