BEGA Valley Shire Ratepayers and Residents Association (BVSRRA) president Peter Rogers has slammed the proposed Civic Centre plans.
Mr Rogers said the Valley’s ratepayers are “very much the losers” and the plans will please “no-one except council”.
The BVSRRA has been outspoken about a new Civic Centre in Bega.
The group was formed in the footsteps of the Civic Centre Action Committee, which had been fighting for years to retain and refurbish the existing Bega town hall (BDN, 2/11/12).
After inspecting Hines Construction’s proposed plans, Mr Rogers said he was disappointed to see the building feature council offices and chambers.
“Council could have been honest and open from the outset about the offices and chambers,” he said.
“That’s an awful lot of money spent essentially just to get new council chambers.”
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