Sports park to be back on agenda

THE purchase of Havengrand - the 95 hectares of land at Mount Marlow for a future sports park - will be back on the table at next week's Whitsunday Regional Council meeting after Cr Jan Clifford lodged a rescission motion after last week's meeting.

The motion was put forward in a last minute attempt to reverse the decision to buy the land.

During last week's Council meeting, it was a 3-all vote by councillors after mayor Mike Brunker declared an interest and left the room and then Deputy Mayor Rogin Taylor's used his casting vote to give the purchase the green light.

Whitsunday Regional Council Chief Executive officer John Finlay said Council would consider Cr Clifford's rescission motion at the council meeting in Bowen next Wednesday.

“Every now and then you get a councillor that disagrees,” he said.

“It is up to the councillors to consider whether they will change their minds.”

But until this takes place, Mr Finlay said the contracts for purchase were still being prepared to present to Council next week.

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