AN Albury councillor says he is pushing for the city to help subcontractors hit by the collapse of the company behind the Lavington Sportsground redevelopment.
Murray King said he had spent two months liaising with the council's top managers to determine how the city could assist those left out-of-pocket due to Depan Group's liquidation.
"Compared to the overall project cost, this seems a small amount which council could repay as an act of goodwill," she told The Border Mail.
Cr King, who is a supporter of Farrer Independent candidate and Albury mayor Kevin Mack, said discussions about reimbursement had occurred within the council.
"We don't want the money paid and the liquidator take the money off them (the subcontractors)," Cr King said.
"It's got to be a careful, well thought out process...there's a liquidator involved and federal laws we don't want to breach."
Cr King said he had the support of Mr Mack and two other councillors for his stance, saying subcontractors "haven't been forgotten".
"There will be an agenda motion when all the bases are covered, I guarantee that, but it can't be tomorrow without getting clarification and being clear on what the ramifications are," Cr King said.
He stressed he never wanted such a situation repeated and that it had hurt the brand of Albury Council.
Mr Mack was queried about the issue at The Border Mail's Farrer election forum last week by a subcontractor.
"I'd encourage you to watch this space because there is information, that I can't divulge right at the moment, that will probably shed some light on your issues," he said.
Ms Ley told The Border Mail she had been contacted by those affected by the collapse which occurred in early March.
"A representative for some of the subcontractors made contact with me when it appeared they were not going to be paid any time soon," she said.
"I then had conversations with both the liquidator and receiver for Depan, which also left me with little confidence this $153,000 would be going back into local bank accounts."
Mr Mack said on Monday night: "We are endeavoring to do something to try and assist the subcontractors involved.
"There are a lot of legalities to try and overcome."
The federal government has contributed $4 million to the $19.6 million project.