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Australian media outs Scientologist behind ‘super city’ plans near Melbourne
First, a little more about the project in Australia. It’s to be built on nearly 1,000 acres that the Victoria government is selling west of Melbourne (East Werribee) that currently features fields and old research laboratories. In August, The Age reported that a consortium calling itself “Australian Education City” was one of five bidders for the parcel, and that the actual company behind the consortium was something called Investors Direct. Now, Australian Education City has been named preferred bidder by the state of Victoria’s Finance Minister, Robin Scott.
“The consortium has promised a 1.5 million-square-metre city on the site with soaring residential towers and Australian and overseas universities providing an employment mecca it says will eventually provide 58,000 jobs,” says The Age.