How much has the Developer spent on the DA?

So the club has spent $5 million so far on the development?

But how much has the developer spent?

If the developer has spent even $1 or $2 million that would be a total cost of $6 or $7 million, without even getting Stage 1 Development Approval.

And we are told Mirvac handed over to the club all the plans and designs from their failed attempt, for no charge.

This is a very expensive attempt at getting planning permission, even by Sydney CBD standards.

Of course that is assuming the developer has actually spent any money.

But regardless of the actual amount they have spent, it still looks like a great deal for the developer.

The club pays most, or all, of the expenses to get the DA, so if the development never happens it has cost the developer little or nothing.

But if it goes ahead, the developer keeps all of the profits from the sale of 200 apartments!

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They’ve now spent $5 million trying to get planning permission?

Did anyone look at the latest City Tatts accounts?

The committee has now spent $5 million on the property development, with very little to show for it.

But when Pat Campion went to members in November 2015 to get their approval, he said they had only spent $1,950,000. In fact, he highlighted that they had kept it to this amount because that was the limit approved by members.

And that promise was enshrined in the Explanatory Memorandum sent to all members to get their approval.

But now we find out that they have spent $5 million at December 2016, when almost nothing has happened with the property development since November 2015!

This can’t be right.

At the time very few believed that Guilfoyle had just stopped spending when he reached the limit. It seemed too good to be true. Even the accounts to December 2015 showed that $4 million had been spent by then.

The only logical conclusion is that they had spent far more than $1.95 million at November 2015.

Which would mean the Explanatory Memorandum is a false document.

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Good Riddance Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith has decided to step down from the City Tatts Committee.

This is the best thing he has ever done for the club.

He was one of Guilfoyle’s biggest supporters, and backed Guilfoyle’s destruction every step of the way.

He was going to quit about 10 years ago but Guilfoyle asked him to stay on to prevent an “outsider” getting on the Committee, who would probably want to remove Guilfoyle.

Ignore the rubbish in the Annual Report about the great work done by Smithy and the rest of the Committee. The meetings went on for hours, sure, but it was all nonsense. In the end they always let Guilfoyle do whatever he wanted, no matter how stupid. The real reason the meetings took so long was because Guilfoyle droned on with his useless excuse-filled presentations.

The problems at City Tatts were so obvious they could have been covered in ten minutes. What was missing was a Committee with a backbone to get rid of Guilfoyle before he brought the club to it’s knees.

Smithy is a perfect example of the type of blow-hard you find in the men’s gym.

He talked big but would only say what those around him were saying anyway. He was too weak to say what needed to be said, and do what needed to be done.

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Don’t Mention Guilfoyle!

The 2016 City Tatts Annual Report is out, and it’s even funnier than usual.

There are three individual reports, from Campion, Veloz and Jimmy Chen, and in all three there is not one mention of Guilfoyle!

Remember, Guilfoyle was CEO for 12 years. And he worked in the club for 20 years before that. (City Tatts is the only job he ever had)

Not only that, but Campion, as Chairman, fully supported everything Guilfoyle did.

But in the Annual Report for his final year, not a mention.

It’s like one of those communist countries during the cold war where the former leader was written out of history, like he never existed.

If there was any lingering doubt that Guilfoyle was sacked for embezzlement, the reports from the Three Stooges have provided the final proof.

Even more amazing, this is exactly what happened to Marcelo Veloz at Dooleys!

In the 2013 Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club Annual Report, after Veloz was sacked, he didn’t get a mention either!

You couldn’t make it up!

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Marcelo Veloz starting to bring his own people to City Tatts

So Marcelo Veloz is starting to bring in his own people to City Tatts?

The first was Jodie Blues as Gaming Manager. She was followed by Daniel Graham as Assistant Gaming Manager.

This is exactly what Guilfoyle did!

And the reasons are exactly the same.

Guilfoyle realised early on that the existing staff were a real threat to him. Because they knew he was an idiot, and also because they did not owe their jobs to him.

So Guilfoyle brought in his own people and bought their loyalty to him (with members money) by paying them salaries they would not get anywhere else.

Veloz is doing the same.

And, if anything, it is more critical for him than Guilfoyle.

Veloz knows how vulnerable he is. Guilfoyle’s program of destruction went on for five years before it was exposed by internet blogs. Veloz was exposed within two weeks of starting at City Tatts!

So he needs all the help he can get!

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What’s the deal with this Daniel Graham?

Marcelo Veloz has started to bring in his own people to City Tatts.

The latest is a bloke called Daniel Graham.

He was the Gaming Manager at Cronulla Leagues Club while Veloz was there, and he will be the Assistant Gaming Manager at City Tatts.

But hold on a second!

He also worked with Veloz at Dooleys!

So he must know that Dooleys sacked Veloz for rorting the club.

So what’s going on here?

Is it that he doesn’t care what Veloz did at Dooleys, or maybe he doesn’t believe it?

Someone should definitely ask him this.

And why was Veloz so keen to bring him to City Tatts?

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May Day, May Day – Land & Environment Court Hearing!

As you know, the City Tatts property development is a complete shambles.

Basically, it has been at a standstill for two years.

No surprises there. Campion amd Guilfoyle had shown repeatedly that they were incapable of managing even a simple bar or restaurant.

So a complicated property development, well you’d have to say it had no chance.

The council had normal concerns from the start, but once Mirvac dropped it they had serious doubts.

For an experienced developer like Mirvac to walk away from a high profile project was a clear signal that something was badly wrong with the development. And the more they learned about City Tatts, from talking to members and reading blogs, the more they had doubts about the whole club.

Then Campion and Guilfoyle came up with a developer nobody had heard of, because they had never built anything in Sydney. This only confirmed the Council’s suspicions.

So today the City Tatts development is basically a joke as far as the Council is concerned.

Wait until they hear about Marcelo Veloz!

Anyway, the developer has appealed to the Land & Environment Court and the hearing is on 1 May.

City Tatts Information Desk