Petition update

Sports Precinct on hold pending report

Jannean Dean
Hervey Bay, Australia

May 5, 2016 — At FCRC Ordinary Meeting No. 4 on Wednesday 4th May 2016 the following motions and discussion took place.

For: Hansen, Light, Maddern, Chapman, Loft
Against: Lewis, Taylor, Everard, Sanderson, Seymour ,Truscott
MOTION FOR REPORT - Carried unanimously

CEO target report for 15th June. Report no later than 6th July. Significant project affecting budget allocation.

James Hansen -70% of community opposed
No State or Federal support
Essential infrastructure is a must
We need to help existing clubs
Rolf Light - prioritise basic infrastructure.
Yes need for upgrades and multiple footprints
Custodians of the communities money
$204 for every rateable property on $10m
Hand up not hand out
Further debate on special levy
George Seymour - look at dispassionately and use rationale
Needs more information to make a decision
Not in favour of sports club not in favour
Facts no longer clear
Anne Maddern - very clear mandate from her Division as a no.
Outlying areas feel disenfranchised.
Very least to use existing assets and have hubs across region.
All community to be consulted
Build footpaths creates exercise
Research cheaper alternatives
Darren Everard - benefits region
More events will benefit whole region
Hervey Bay does not have sufficient sporting facilities.
Health, education, heritage- plan for the future
Growth for sporting clubs and bring competition.
Denis Chapman - attended committee meeting wrong information being given out.
Was asked to leave by Dr Rudd after he gave an opinion.
No business plan.
Put money into clubs and grounds across the region.
Train closer to home
David Lewis - needs more information.
Concerns on Level of support, funding, economic plan, competition so, clubs, PCYC
Gauge level of community support
Talk to MPs
Stuart Taylor - supported from start
Strong advocate for
Considered approach on complexity of project.
Paul Truscott - only support with State and Federal funding
Believes in 20 years community will thank for having vision.
Daniel Sanderson - matching funding as a local government have to lead. Sport is pillar of community
Private funding
Chris Loft - people voted for rate restraint
Unbelievable borrowings, stranded assets
Not 1 club has come forward with positivity
Current grounds need maintenance and won't get for 10 years
No multiplying effect
Rate payers at maximum stress
This project surrounded by secrecy

Table $28k report in addition
Need a completely unbiased report
Community engagement strategy includes everyone
Delays project no further money spent until decision made after report received.

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