Go Kart Loan — Really!

No go kart loan

I have written to the editor of the Western Advocate about this proposed loan, I believe that the Councillors who voted in favor of this loan are doing a disservice to the community.

It would seem that some councillors have become personally invested in this go kart track.

If there is a need for a track, lease the land and allow a private developer to build & maintain the facility. The residents of Bathurst should not be encumbered with a loan when there is a backlog of community needed infrastructure and maintenance. Anyway Mr Bourke where is the business case showing how the loan will be repaid from the users of the track?

Only a small number of people can use a go kart track, and unless it is being run as a commercial entity only the ‘elite' will have access! 

Build a go kart track, if you must, it is not really necessary. 

But not at the expense of rate payers!

3 thoughts on “Go Kart Loan — Really!

  1. Hi Larry – agree with your sentiments.

    Note that the situation is worse than you describe in that the Kart Club is not being asked to repay any of the loan – that honour now goes to Bathurst ratepayers with interest (over $250K in interest)!

    Jess Jennings

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