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05 November 2014

MAYOR BOB MANNING DECISION ORDERING "CONDENSED" STAFF REPORTS FOR COUNCIL AT ROOT OF COUNCIL VOTE TO APPROVE TOBRUK CONTRACT DESPITE ADCO CONTRACT BREACHES

The buzzards are coming home to roost at the Cairns Council as the Tobruk Pool redevelopment contract debacle with Adco spins out of control.


CAIRNS COUNCIL CEO PETER TABULO
STRESSED OUT AS MANNING PREPARES
TO THROW HIM UNDER THE ADCO BUS
The Cairns Post has claimed that Council staff assigned to the Tobruk redevelopment was unware of the Adco contract difficulties at Marrickville.  This is untrue.  As reported here previously, Council staff and the CEO Peter Tabulo were well aware of the contract dispute and lawsuit between Marrickville Council and Adco, but did not include this information in the Council report.  This information was removed from the Council report after closed door meetings that included Councillor O'Halloran and CEO Peter Tabulo - we are told that any bad reports on Adco would have put the local bidders in a winning position, an outcome opposed by O'Halloran and Schilling.  So when this Adco contract decision blew up in their faces, it was a quick job for the CEO Tabulo to pull out the full report - which had the negative Adco information excised from it.  

For those working inside council, this is nothing new.  Previous council staff including those of Mayor Schier and Mayor Byrne produced voluminous, detailed reports for councillors.  The binders with these reports, provided to every councillor on the Friday before a council meeting, usually ran into the hundreds of pages, and required councillors to spend their weekends reading these reports so that they could vote responsibly.


BOB "SLEEPY" MANNING AND COUNCIL
WORKING DILIGENTLY TO APPROVE THE
NEW TOBRUK POOL CONTRACT
However this changed when "Sleepy Bob" became Mayor.  This is a man that is too lazy to read these kinds of reports.  Shortly after he was elected Mayor, he instructed the CEO Peter Tabulo to submit to councillors only "condensed" reports.  No longer were councillors given the full staff reports.  They are now only given one or two page summaries of the issues - despite the complexity.

On Monday, Manning's response to the press when he was first confronted with this issue shows the kind of idiot we've elected as Mayor.  His first response?  'Let's get the information.  Because I don't read the Cairns Post or listen to the news or the media at night to find out what's going on!'  Bob Manning is an incompetent boob to not even realise how ignorant this sounds.  

And with many of these disUNITY councillors too lazy or stupid to read these reports (along with a couple still working other jobs despite their full-time pay from the ratepayers), there was never any objection raised to the minimalist information being provided for multimillion-dollar decisions.

The Minister for Blogs, MP Warren Entsch, pathetically attempted to defend Mayor Sleepy and the Councillors by attacking the Council staff for shitty work.  However the buck stops with the Mayor and CEO.  

Clearly the CEO Peter Tabulo must be fired for malfeasance. Sadly we don't have the same option to recall the lazy arsehole that we've been stuck with as mayor.

11 comments:

Hamish Krint said...

I can't believe our beloved Mayor doesn't read the papers, watch or listen to the news! How does he keep his finger on the pulse? Maybe he has a little crystal ball, or makes regular visits to a tarot card reader???

shanghai said...

hey hillybilly cant trick me with that photo because I know for a fact that they the elected counsoulars are busier than a one armed builder in Smithfield for instance they have given us the lake street mall,the aquariam,aquis,cut all trees to get rid of the bats,brickwalls on on roundabouts,got rid of port douglas residents,hosting the useless g20 trade ministers,etc etc what a fine bunch I say give them a pay rise

Anonymous said...

Here's the report that went to the Marrickville Council in December LAST YEAR outlining all the defects with ADCO's construction of their aquatic centre.

http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/Templates/Advanced/Bridge/TrimDownload.aspx?TrimDocNum=88813.13

It's more than 90 pages long, but 'Sleepy Bob' would have only had to look at the dozens of pictures to see the many problems!

Mick said...

LNP puppet Manning canned the Entertainment precinct and said he goes to Brisvegas to see the big productions while we poor people endure a well out of date Civic Theatre. Yet another indication about what he thinks of Cairns. Why be surprised by this latest revelation?

Anonymous said...

If "sleepy" doesn't read or listen to the media he is getting his information from spin merchants and the Mackenzie program.No wonder this city went backwards after he took office.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 9:05 Makes little difference. If he reads the post or listens to the news only hype and spin anyway.

Anonymous said...

Anon @09:44. What worries me is that he has no opinion on anything that he has observed himself from the media(such as the Murdoch press is).Everything he comments on is second hand from someone else who tells him with bias and misinformation attached. He has always reminded me of the wooden dummy on the knee of the ventriloquist parroting the opinions of others.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Cairns CEO Tabulo was put in the role without an Australia search for an experienced CEO to run the city .

So I now think how many others in CRC are working there with no proper employing process in place.

If true, do I smell serious corruption A review like NSW's ICAC into jobs for the boys of CRC is needed

Bob R. said...

There were some very good local businesses who submitted tenders for the Tobruk Pool upgrade. They are all pretty well pissed off at Sleepy Manning and his secretive council. Manning wouldn't give a shit anyway. He's only in the job for one term, then he's off to retire with a huge superannuation. Serves the people of Cairns right for voting in such a dumb bludger.

Dean J said...

The people of Cairns voted in morons who can't comprehend detailed Council reports, and are reaping what they've sewn.

It's not much different to the Federal Government, they're similarly out of their depth.

Cultural Cringer said...

Really pissed off last weekend to see Cairns was the only regional town unable to simulcast the Brian Cox and Qld symphony orchestra production from QPAC in Brisbane. Townsville and Rockhampton were able to do it despite having similar commitments as the Civic Theatre with another simulcast. By the way, it was presented for free in the other regions. Any explanations CRC?