Doubts Continue Regarding Premier Weatherill’s Future Over Gillman Land Deal

Doubts Continue Regarding Premier Weatherill’s Future Over Gillman Land Deal

South Australia Opposition Leader Steven Marshall

Weatherill Must Accept Responsibility For Gillman Failure

Victor P Taffa

Today’s announcement that Premier Jay Weatherill’s Gillman land deal will not proceed is a damning indictment on the State Labor Government.

“Yet again Premier Jay Weatherill has let down South Australians by failing to deliver on a promise.” State Opposition Leader Steven Marshall said.

“Premier Weatherill promised 6,000 jobs would be created by his Gillman deal and not one job has been delivered.”

“On top of Premier Weatherill’s failure to deliver jobs with his Gillman deal the Premier has cost South Australians millions of dollars in legal fees and departmental waste.” Mr. Marshall said.

“It has also been revealed that Premier Weatherill’s botched compulsory acquisition of the Gillman land from the Adelaide City Council has now cost taxpayers $20 Million.”

The Weatherill Labor Government’s conduct entering into the Gillman land deal was heavily criticised by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC), Auditor-General, Supreme Court judges and prominent industry associations.

“The integrity of Premier Jay Weatherill’s Gillman land deal was investigated by the ICAC and other investigative bodies and it was found wanting.” Mr. Marshall said.

“It’s time for this land to be sold via an open and transparent sale process.”