Claimed $600,000 shire budget shortfall queried

Toodyay’s new $14 million Sport and Recreation Centre under construction last year.


By Michael Sinclair-Jones

A CLAIMED $600,000 budget shortfall at the end of November has prompted the Toodyay Shire Council to delay seeking a new $4.5 million loan to pay for the town’s new sport and recreation centre.

The shortfall was claimed in the shire’s November accounts which were presented to last month’s council meeting.

Councillors voted 2-4 not to accept the accounts after Cr Mick McKeown asked questions that CEO Suzie Haslehurst took on notice to be answered later due to corporate services staff absences.

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