Ratepayer group demand full and independent Rattler review
LETTER TO EDITOR
Ratepayer group demands full independent audit of Rattler
RESULTS in the GRRRA July free voter polls are giving a clear indication that the community supports an audit into the expenses of the troubled Ratter project to-date and future funding, including the maintenance and/or replacement of Deep Creek Bridge.
A $65 Economic Development levy was forced on ratepayers in September, 2016 for a two year period to provide Rattler funding for the 3.8 million that Mayor Curran said would be the total ratepayer contribution.
With the Rattler blowout the ratepayer contribution is now around $10 million. How is the council going to fund this cost?
If we work on Gympie Regional Council previous calculations it is either going to take six years at $65 or GRC increase the levy to $138 for the next two years.
But these figures are based on the tip of the iceberg figures that Mayor Curran/CEO are releasing. We will never know the real figure until there is a full independent audit.
The GRRRA team - Gympie Region Residents and Ratepayers Association - will be at Tin Can Bay Markets tomorrow (Saturday July 21) and Southside Markets this Sunday July 22.