Townsville Mayor scraps election pledges like Cairns Mayor—-What happened to a NEW entertainment theatre—–He says the council has a responsibility to deliver the “change” that residents have voted for. “The first of those was the Cairns Entertainment Precinct and the cost of that and the ongoing financial burden that council would have to carry for many years into the future,” he saiid MAYOR BOB MANNING

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Mayor Jenny Hill has all but ruled out including her election promises of a rates freeze and hard rubbish collection in this year’s budget.

Cr Hill said she would continue to put downward pressure on rates but not to the

point of neglecting vital infrastructure upgrades.

For the past three years, Townsville First councillors have used their majority to

dump Cr Hill’s 2012 election commitments of a rates freeze and free kerbside

rubbish collecti


Mayor may scrap election pledges to minimise rate rise | Townsville Bulletin.


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