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Funding for ballot of Cairns Regional Council ratepayers re proposed development of the Cairns Cultural Precinct

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Wendy Richardson
21 East Parkridge Drive
BRINSMEAD QLD 4870

Total Signatures - 5

Sponsoring Member: Aidan McLindon MP

Posting Date: 22/03/2011

Closing Date: 22/05/2011

Tabled Date: 24/05/2011

Responded By: Hon Andrew Fraser MP on 30/06/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the high level of community concern in the Cairns region regarding the proposed cost and location of the Cairns Cultural Precinct development

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to call for State funding of a ballot of Cairns Regional Council ratepayers to ascertain support for the following options.

 

(a)    Proceed with the cultural precinct on waterfront land on a budget of $240 million, shared between Federal, State and Local Government; or

 

(b)    Proceed with the cultural precinct on land currently occupied by the Cairns Port Authority building at a cost of $120 million shared between State and Federal Government.