Planning Minister Simon Corbell says, “The ACT Government should not be in the business of running golf courses.” I wonder why not, since they seem to be interested in whatever else is going on.
The proud new owner is the Konstantinou group, which built the new swimming pool and sports centre in Belconnen (home of Club Pink).
Mr Corbell said the golf course has been costing taxpayers about $1 million a year and is “an asset which the Territory really does not need”.
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According to ABC Online, the ACT Government has sold off the Gold Creek Country Club and Golf Course to the people who run CISAC for $3 Million. Seven Story Simon is quoted as saying “The Gold Creek Country Club and Golf Course has cost ACT taxpayers about $1 million a year, so it is an asset which the Territory really does not need, The ACT Government should not be in the business of running golf courses and the sale of this asset will allow it to grow and develop as a recreational facility for north Canberra.”
So, if the golf course is so unprofitable, why are the CISAC owners so willing to buy it?