Pool move a shock

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

I’M SORRY, what?

Less than a month since La­bor formed gov­ern­ment, our com­mu­nity has lost $300,000 in vi­tal fund­ing.

On what planet is this a good idea?

I stand along­side the com­mu­nity, Cr Tony Ricciardi and Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett in ex­press­ing dis­may and anger at the de­ci­sion to shaft the hy­drother­apy pool.

This is a fa­cil­ity our com­mu­nity needs.

A story goes that the Health of­fice con­tacted WBHHS to find out if build­ing had be­gun. It hadn’t, so was pulled.

I found out at the end of last week and in the time since have chased an­swers the com­mu­nity de­serves.

To make mat­ters worse, you’re read­ing this just 48 hours af­ter Health Min­is­ter Cameron Dick threw $30 mil­lion at “ad­dress­ing the wait­ing list for a wait­ing list”.

La­bor said that money was from “un­com­mit­ted funds”, so why the $300,000 has dis­ap­peared is still a mys­tery.

A march to protest the de­ci­sion is cur­rently be­ing or­gan­ised for later this month, and I urge as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to be there.

If enough of us are there, per­haps Mr Dick will re­con­sider his stance.

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