Business owners chase money
THOUSANDS of dollars are still alleged to be owed to local construction companies contracted to work on a development at Augusta Close.
As reported last month, at least two Warwick construction businesses have been chasing payments for their work.
The name both sub-contractors had put forward as the person who had failed to make payments was Simon Price.
Mr Price is publicly listed as director of company Propwill Pty Ltd and Specialised Finance Group.
One person – the owner of an earthmoving company – said he was supposed to front Mr Price in the small claims court last week to retrieve $4000 worth of payments.
However, he said the director had delayed proceedings.
“It was supposed to be last Friday and he told them he couldn’t make it, so it’s been postponed for another two weeks,” the person said.
“We just want to get paid the money owing to us, and I’m hoping I get paid the full amount.”
The owner said he wasn’t bothering to make contact with Mr Price any more. Instead, he would go to court “and see what happens”.
A second local contractor involved, an earthworks and excavation owner, claimed she hadn’t seen anything of the $10,000 she was owed.
The business owner said she had been forced to re-submit her application to fight for her claims in court, after Mr Price failed to pay following a phone mediation.
“(We spoke over the phone and) he said he’d pay by a certain date and so we decided not to take him to court – but he didn’t pay,” she said.
“Now we’ve had to re-submit everything to the court room again and we’ll have to get another court date.”
A second company, Thomas Paul Constructions, bought the development from Propwill Pty Ltd and is now taking care of developments.
The local business owner said, as far as she was aware, Thomas Pore had been keeping afloat all payments for the local businesses.
“We just want to get paid the money owing to us, and I’m hoping it’s the full amount”