COROWA'S saleyards upgrade saga has taken another unfortunate twist.
The council has been unsuccessful with a string of federal government funding requests to the Regional Development Australia pool of money for $1.3 million.
After missing out on its most recent bid in June, the council was shocked to be told another funding round existed and could be announced in the lead-up to the September 7 election.
But in recent days the council has been told the announcement of the successful applicants has been placed on hold due to the Rudd government going into caretaker mode in the election lead-up.
The council’s general manager, Bruce Corcoran, yesterday raised his concerns whether the funding would be honoured with a change of government.
“We are in limbo land,” he said.
The council has decided to write to the government, opposition, member for Farrer Sussan Ley and Labor candidate Gavin Hickey requesting the continuation of the funding programs after the election is over.