Here’s an update on the progress to save or replace Reedy Creek and Stanmore Motocross tracks. Looks like the efforts from all involved have at least pressured the powers that be to admit they have bungled the project…
Story: Matthew Killoran |goldcoast.com.au
An independent audit will be conducted into the `mismanagement’ of the Stapylton motocross project following a confession from Gold Coast City Council’s top bureaucrat that he erred in not telling of mass cost blowouts.
Gold Coast City Council CEO Dale Dickson last night apologised for the $1.16 million gaffe, saying councillors should have been told up to six months ago that the Stapylton track faced multi-million dollar extensions.
The $5.85 million project was being built to replace tracks at Stanmore Park and Reedy Creek, both of which were scheduled to close this month. However, it was mothballed because of the blowouts.
It was decided last night that Stanmore Park would reopen after a redesign and Reedy Creek would be given a six-month reprieve.
“There have been costs incurred … It’s appropriate for me to apologise and take responsibility,” Mr Dickson said of the Stapylton project.
“We might deliver hundreds and hundreds of projects satisfactorily, but this isn’t one of them.”
* Read the full report in Tuesday’s Gold Coast Bulletin and the Stanmore Park option which is already near to capacity.