Letter: Cycle trail costs

Last updated 11:57 05/08/2013

Relevant offers

Letters

Letter: Give-and-take donor registry Letter: All hail kale Letter: Amped up a downer Letter: Time to flag a 'kiwi' idea Letter: Shield children from conflict Letter: Rivers policy Letter: High time for diversification Letter: Bovine Tb Letter: Spending and debt Letter: Stadium Southland

OPINION: For a mayoral candidate Cr Douglas has a poor understanding of basic maths.

To ''siphon off'' - at 5 per cent - the $150,000 pa needed to maintain the Around the Mountain cycleway businesses registered on the cycleway website will have to gross $3 million.

To pay the interest on the loan those same businesses will have to gross $1 million more for every million spent over the $4 million the Key government so generously gave back to Southlanders (based on interest rates at 5 per cent).

Assuming the cycleway costs an additional $7 million registered businesses will have to gross an awesome $10 million to pay for the maintenance of the cycleway and the interest on the loan before a cent can go towards paying off the principle.

How will accommodation and food and beverage providers differentiate between those using the cycleway and those arriving by car?

I've got a pair of clippers here - they were used to clip my three- legged dog's nails - and David Adamson and Cr Douglas can use them to ''clip'' any cats they can successfully muster on the trail.

KEVIN J MURDOCH
Te Anau

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content