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Not only has the state government withdrawn their paltry $300k, the landowners’ wobbly offerings are still moot, the booster councillors have ratted any ratepayer funds they can find and still the amounts required are badly lacking.

And this was the case before the sand transfer system and groins entered the equation – who is going to pay for the construction and operation of this little brain explosion?

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But just think Sol, if you were to accept the reality of the situation you wouldn’t have to vote for Rose’s increasing loopy grand visions.

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  1. There is a place between a rock and a hard place, and that place is on a seat in Council Tom where the spray comes up and hits the rocks of Gibraltar that don’t move.
    Why are you not in Council where you can do some good?


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