Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Questions without Notice: Additional Answers
Australian Council of Local Government
During question time today I stated that Port Macquarie council was dismissed for corruption. I correct the record. It was dismissed for incompetence. In a statement, the Minister for Local Government said—
I am putting it on the record. In a statement the minister said that it was dismissed for misleading the community about the Port Macquarie cultural and entertainment centre, known as the Glasshouse; and that the estimate of the project was $6 million to $7 million and that it had blown out to $41.7 million. I am happy to correct the record.