Objections as City signs $57m plan

Councillor David Lagan said he left a meeting with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) with more questions than answers.

“I went into the MRA meeting with questions and came out with more questions,” Cr Lagan said. “The MRA did a good job of convincing us ‘there’s nothing to see here’.”

Cr Terry Tyzack said there was a “clear $16 million funding gap” and raised questions about the timing.

“The shortfall in funding is being transferred to the roads. The existing road system doesn’t cope with the existing traffic,” he said. “I just don’t believe it’s achievable in 22 months.”

Cr Tyzack said the council should have waited until the May budget to sign off.