Council To Resume Port Debate
Meanwhile, today’s council meeting is expected to continue debate over a request to extend exclusive rights to market a proposed container terminal to consultants Sydney Harbour Investment Partners or Ship.
The agreement is due to expire in June and council was told last week SHIP wants a five-year extension to provide enough time to finalize a deal.
However, councillors who got a chance to speak on the matter were split on the proposal, during last week’s meeting.
Darren Bruckschwaiger, Kendra Coombes, Earlene MacMullin, Amanda McDougall and Ray Paruch all say they feel they’re being rushed into making a decision.
They’re suggesting the matter be deferred until the New Year.
Deputy mayor Eldon MacDonald and councillors George MacDonald and Jim MacLeod all spoke in favour of granting the extension.
They add they’re worried a delay could harm the container terminal deal being put together by SHIP.
Council is due to meet at 9:30, this morning.