With ally Warren Entsch, they slandered this project, which was managed by the now-Cairns Entertainment Precinct manager Linda Cardew, and made these outlandish claims. Barry Neall has specifically said and published: "that Linda Cardew was project manager of the Willoughby Civic Place (Theater). The project had a $115 million budget. At last audit the project had blown out to $200 million and they are still counting".
THESE WERE ALL LIES BY BARRY NEALL. Also lies by Warren Entsch, but he's an LNP pollie, and they have a statutory exemption from telling the truth.
Just after again spouting these lies on the Cueball show, the New South Wales Local Government Association gave the Willoughby Council the A.R. Bluett Memorial Award for this very same theatre project, noting in the announcement that the $171 million project was completed "ahead of schedule and on budget" under the direction of this same Linda Cardew.
Barry Neall then announced he was running for Council in Division 8, currently held by another horse's arse Margaret Cochrane. The heart of the Cairns hillbilly crowd, Neall's already identified that his kind of slimy self-serving politics is acceptable in Division 8.
Neall has scheduled a campaign event to continue his attack on the Entertainment Precinct on 17 November. He's promised as a speaker "A Councillor from NSW" to speak about his "experience with a similar project", apparently the Willoughby Council award winner. You can always find some disgruntled pollie to speak ill about anything.
Barry Neall, our LYING Jackass of the Week!