Crowds stay away

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Matthew McIn­er­ney Re­porter matthew.mcin­er­ney@apn.com.au

IWAS gen­uinely sur­prised at the small num­ber of peo­ple who at­tended Tues­day night’s Com­mu­nity In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion about the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil’s pro­posed plan­ning scheme.

This is the doc­u­ment that forms the frame­work of what BRC works to­wards for the next few decades, and our ar­eas are part of that.

I know there has al­ready been a com­mu­nity group meet­ing with Childers Cham­ber of Com­merce (Oc­to­ber 7) and the Woodgate and Dis­trict Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion (Oc­to­ber 11), but where was ev­ery­one?

Tues­day nights aren’t the best for ev­ery­one, and there are peo­ple who have been to so many of th­ese meet­ings they could just about present it them­selves.

But when you have an equal rep­re­sen­ta­tion from BRC as you do lo­cals (six BRC mem­bers, in­clud­ing Cr Ross Som­mer­field, ver­sus seven com­mu­nity mem­bers) it’s a lit­tle dis­ap­point­ing.

I want to know what the com­mu­nity thinks of the plan­ning scheme.

What do you want to see in your area? What does fu­ture Childers, Ap­ple Tree Creek, Bux­ton or Woodgate look like in your eyes?

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