Wednesday, 10 March 2010

World heritage values or the value of the round ball?

I gather that The Bulletin isn’t too impressed with the cost to Council of bringing rubbish to the mainland from Magnetic Island once the current land-fill dump is closed (“Townsville City Council will have to fork out $900,000 a year to transport waste off World Heritage-listed Magnetic Island”)

I can’t help but wonder whether they will call for a study of the cost-benefit to the city of keeping our one major tourist attraction in good shape compared to similar expenditure on subsidising the big end of town's tax write-offs for marketing expenditure and trying to keep The Fury from moving to Cairns (let alone the added value to the views from, and property values of, Yarrawonga).

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