|LOCAL CAIRNS CONSTRUCTION ALLIANCE|
DIRECTORS FIND OUT THEY'VE BEEN
DUDDED - LITTLE DID THEY KNOW HOW
BADLY THEY'VE BEEN SCREWED BY COUNCIL
A review of the council records shows that several local contractors bid on the project. We are told by Council insiders that staff twice ranked CCA as the top bidder. But these same insiders have told HBW this morning that this decision was overturned in secret meetings between Divison 7 Councillor Max O'Halloran and City Manager Peter Tabulo, who's ultimately responsible for this contract. ALL the local contractors were then knocked back in favour of the "experienced Adco Constructions". At least that's what Councillors were told.
Phones ran hot and heavy this morning as the tainted work of Adco Constructions came to light and councillors demanded to know why staff hadn't informed them of the shitty work at Marrickville. Councillor Max O'Halloran (a Life Member of the Tobruk Pool, a conflict he's never declared when voting on this project) is said to have long been aware of the Adco problems at Marrickville. He's never shared this information with his fellow councillors, instead acting as the mentor for Adco on the project.
This isn't a nuclear power plant, it's a swimming pool. There is no legitimate reason that the Cairns Construction Alliance shouldn't have been given this local contract.
When questioned on the issue, Bob Manning has been parroting a bullshit excuse he was obviously fed by his "handlers" in the city manager's office. Manning bellowed "Adco *IS* a local company, they've had an office in Cairns for over 20 years". Sources in the industry regard this as bullshit supreme, with the so-called Cairns office serving only as a hiring and staging point.
This would seem to be confirmed by Council's own documents that show the Adco bidding documents coming from Scott Hyndman, Adco's Queensland Business Development manager based in Milton (Brisbane). Hyndman's own bio says "Scott is responsible for business development within Adco's Queensland branch". And a list of Adco executives show NONE based in Cairns - so with not one "executive manager" based at the Cairns office, it's obvious that Manning is telling porkies to the public. It's pathetic - Manning has the intelligence of a bag of hammers, and will parrot anything he's told by others. In this case Manning is personally responsible for misleading the Council, and attempting to mislead the ratepayers as well.
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USER OF TOBRUK POOL
*John MacKenzie: Confirmed by ACMA as lying 30 times more than other radio talk shows