Sep 2006: Earthworks begin at Five Mile’s ‘Hendo’s Hole’.
Early 2007: QLDC starts shelling out $700,000 on landscaping sports fields despite land swap
not legally completed.
Jun 2008: Land swap finally agreed between Five Mile and QLDC – council gets 2.3ha for two sports fields, Five Mile gets council land by Grant Rd. No money changes hands.
Jul 2008: Five Mile Holdings goes broke – receivers reject land swap.
Nov 2009: Tony Gapes buys part of Five Mile including sports fields, agrees with QLDC to thrash out sports field sale within a year.
Nov 2010: Ratepayers will finally learn how much QLDC has to pay for sports field land.