Sunday, May 30, 2010
Another week, another Willow Court backflip
LOCAL journalist Blair Richards scored herself quite a scoop this week with the State Government's retreat from its promise to resume responsibility for the contentious Willow Court historic site. In a written statement drafted by the premier's office, new Labor Lyons MHA Rebecca White said the government had made no promise to take back the historic former hospital it sold to the council a decade ago.
"I was not personally involved in the discussion with the council, but I have been advised that during the election campaign the government did not agree to take back Willow Court and that the discussion with the council was on general models for management that could be used for the site," Ms White told the Derwent Valley Gazette. "Any negotiations around the future of Willow Court are to be the subject of future Partnership Agreements between the Government and the council."