Public private partnerships place revenue streams in the hands of the private sector
Selling Kibbleplex and trying to rent space for cultural and civic infrastructure will ultimately meet the same fate, as the evidence is there to see on both public roads and schools programs in NSW.
It will become a mounting cost to bind future Councils who fail to understand it is not the private sectors’ job to be philanthropic, and that civic infrastructure for all activities, including the Arts and not just sporting fields, is a Council responsibility and a requirement for thriving communities.
Selling off the crown jewel of the CBD real-estate is foolhardy. It also makes one wonder what has happened to the library’s levy, as accumulated beforehand, over the course of the GFC.
Letter, 4 August 2015
Kay Williams, Pearl Beach