Govt jobs lost and not filled
A LOSS of government department services at Gayndah is cause for concern.
In the past four months, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines office has ceased its services and Gayndah Police Station lost an administration officer.
Don Emmerton worked in the Gayndah natural resources office for more than half a century. The office closed since his retirement in November last year.
Mayor Don Waugh said there had been no replacement to fill the position.
“They don’t realise that people come to town and they like to do their business in town, face to face,” CrWaugh said. “People liked it the way it was. “Especially in country towns, we need to retain the services we have.
“We still can’t get access to office admins for our local police in Gayndah and Biggenden is in the same boat.”
The administration officer positions at both Gayndah and Biggenden police stations were made redundant last year.
Natural resources senior land officer Toni Ferguson said there were no plans to replaceMr Emmerton’s position.
“We are servicing the Gayndah area out of the Maryborough office,” he said. ■ Do Central and North Burnett towns get overlooked by government services? Write a letter to the editor and send it to PO Box 312, Kingaroy.
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