Plan for fu­ture of town in our hands

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Matthew McIn­er­ney Re­porter matthew.mcin­er­

POL­I­TICS, mud-sling­ing and the many au­di­ble groans aside, it was fan­tas­tic to see the Isis Club over­flow­ing with pa­trons for Tues­day night’s AGM.

More than 200 peo­ple voted in the elec­tion, which saw a com­pletely new board sweep to power.

Be­ing new to the area, I’m not fully across the his­tory of what has hap­pened in the past few years at the Isis Club, but hope­fully Tues­day’s vote is the start of much smoother sail­ing.

My fo­cus is not who is or isn’t on the board, or who is run­ning the show, mine is on the peo­ple of Childers.

In my first few weeks here I have been told that Childers is a com­mu­nity like no other.

If the peo­ple of Childers want some­thing, it is the peo­ple of Childers who will band to­gether and get it.

It’s re­fresh­ing to see so many peo­ple take the time out to show they care about their area – there is noth­ing this com­mu­nity can’t do.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil’s pro­posed plan­ning scheme is open to sub­mis­sions from the pub­lic un­til Novem­ber 28.

Based on com­mu­nity meet­ings in the area, there hasn’t been too much of a turnout, and my fear is peo­ple will not have had their say be­fore it’s too late.

If the town can rally for an AGM, surely that same group can rally for the doc­u­ment that will shape fu­ture de­ci­sions af­fect­ing your home town.

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