Late yesterday Simon Corbell announced that the auditor had found his dealings with the whole Fyshwick Epicentre mess to be squeaky clean.
An independent valuation commissioned by the ACT Auditor General has found the ACT taxpayer received a return â€˜well aboveâ€™ the market value of the EpiCentre site in Fyshwick, vindicating the Governmentâ€™s land sale processes, Planning Minister Simon Corbell said today.
This morning’s Canberra Times follows suit albeit with a particularly unkind picture of Simon.
The CT also notes that some gripes remain:
“Mr Seselja said the biggest ambiguity, about whether a 3000sqm restriction applied to retailing on the site as a whole, or individual shops, still remained…
The Shopping Centre Council of Australia’s executive director Milton Cockburn said it was strange that the Auditor-General could make significant criticisms about the way the auction was conducted, yet conclude the process was not flawed.