Why aren’t more questions being asked about the full cost of the ‘central city park’?
In the 10YrPlan consultation document it gives the cost as $12.8 million … but that’s not the full cost. It was approved in December at $30 million, and on Facebook Rob Pascoe has floated $75 million! Which is it? There has been no community mandate for the project, and no financial plan – just a “heads up” from the Chief Executive to developer mates over what could be considered a boyhood dream of the Mayor! For those of us wanting “a great river city”, we need to stick to the ‘River Plan’, not an ill thought out pet project. The River Plan had community involvement, is costed and invests in river-side projects, not a concrete block we can eat our lunch at 30 meters above river level. Councillors have a week of verbal submissions before deliberations – join me by asking via telephone, email or social media what the full cost of the project is and then ask them to vote against it, to get the River Plan back on track.