Cairns Entertainment Precinct 'money on table': Wayne Swan
DEPUTY Prime Minister Wayne Swan says the $40 million pledged for the Cairns Entertainment Precinct is still on the table.
Mr Swan said the Federal Government was waiting on Cairns Regional Council and the Queensland Government to outline the future direction for a new or refurbished entertainment venue in Cairns.
“Our money’s on the table for a joint commitment across Federal Government, State Government and council for an entertainment centre here in Cairns,” he said in Cairns yesterday.
“It’s up to them. We’ll have to wait and see what they say.”
Mayor Bob Manning was unavailable for comment yesterday.
The Newman Government has withdrawn $57.3 million of state money from the project.
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Hanging by a thread: Wayne Swan said the government's $40 million was still on the table for a joint commitment.