Council to pay half of golf club's $5800 water bill

GLADSTONE Regional Council will foot half of a $5800 water bill for BITS Golf Club after councillors voted on the issue at Tuesday's council meeting.

The golf club sought compensation from the council, which failed to notify of the club extraordinary water readings as required by normal process.

A leak was discovered and fixed by the golf club in July 2013, eight months after a high level of water use was identified. 

An original proposal from the club that the council pay 80% of the bill was rejected in December 2013, and appealed by the club weeks later.

The extraordinary water usage occurred in November 2012, two months before the lease was transferred from council.



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