Has the Queensland Government killed off the Cairns Entertainment Precinct project? Or is FNQ being told you can have the choice the LNP promised during its election campaign, dredging of Trinity Inlet, or an Entertainment Precinct? But not both.
A few days back Local Government Minister David Crisafulli told us the 57 million dollars promised by the previous Government for the project was secure, a statement he made again yesterday in Brisbane to Cairns Mayor Val Schier. But while that meeting was taking place, Premier Campbell Newman was in Cairns saying there’s no 57 million for this project. His Government won’t support it in its current form.
It’s not uncommon to hear a leader say one thing and a Minister say the opposite. But it raises some interesting questions about the future of the project, the way the new State Government operates, and Cairns Regional Council’s advocacy of its 155 million dollar proposal.
Here’s what Minister Crisafulli told us last week when asked about State funding for the C-E-P.
And here’s Campbell Newman
Cairns Regional Council mayor Val Schier
The LNP’s Member for Cairns Gavin King