Mayor's precinct funding promise fails to win over readers
MAYOR Gerard O'Connell's reassurance ratepayers would not foot the entire $52 million bill for the Sport Precinct has done little to sway Chronicle readers.
His comments come after the Fraser Coast Regional Council was refused $8 million from the State and Federal Governments to build what Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders has described as a "toxic" community project.
The council was unable to secure $6 million for the precinct from the Federal Government's National Stronger Regions Fund.
The State Government has also rejected a request for $2 million towards funding upgrades to Madsen and Woods Rd, adjacent to the precinct.
"Existing facilities are quite adequate, centrally located and readily accessible," they wrote.
Mr Saunders' comments drew support from Facebook reader Ricky Rowland.
"I think that's great that the State Government would rather the money be better spent," he wrote.
"Good work Bruce."