Cr Truscott explains decision behind precinct motion
A MOTION for Fraser Coast Regional Council to support two major sports projects will be tabled in Thursday's meeting.
Division 3 councillor Paul Truscott will move a motion to make use of the $10 million allocated to the Fraser Coast Sports Precinct for the betterment of sport and recreational projects across the region.
Which major project do you support?
This poll ended on 30 November 2016.
Only the Wide Bay Motor Complex
Only the Sports Precinct
Both the Motor Complex and the Sports Precinct
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Of the $10 million, Cr Truscott will call for $7.5 million to be allocated to the sports precinct to "progress bulk earthworks and site preparation".
The other $2.5 million will be quarantined for the "improvement and upgrading to sporting and recreational facilities", including the investigation of funding option for the Wide Bay Motor Complex.
"Both projects, I think, have huge potential to be great economic drivers in the Fraser Coast," Cr Truscott said.
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The Fraser Coast Sports Precinct has survived nine council votes, and Cr Truscott said he believed it was time council showed leadership through projects that could deliver millions to the local economy.