Ter­rific turnout for march

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

HOW good was it to see the sea of blue sweep down Churchill St on Tues­day?

I have to ad­mit I had my con­cerns over par­tic­i­pant num­bers as the day drew nearer.

Given the turnouts at the plan­ning scheme in­for­ma­tion night and the meet the can­di­dates fo­rum I had fears there would be only a hand­ful at the march.

I’m glad that fear was put to rest.

When you con­sider so many peo­ple were un­avail­able due to work com­mit­ments Tues­day’s turnout was fan­tas­tic.

This is not just a big is­sue be­cause of Childers’ older pop­u­la­tion and the ex­pected in­crease in the av­er­age age in years to come.

My great­est dis­ap­point­ment in all of this is Health Min­is­ter Cameron Dick pledged $30 mil­lion to wait­ing lists on the same day the with­drawal of pool fund­ing be­came public knowl­edge.

This project was sup­posed to cost $300,000 – just 1% of Mr Dick’s pledge to wait­ing lists.

Surely there’s a way that money can be re­in­stated to help peo­ple in this area.

I will be ab­sent due to a per­sonal mat­ter next week but the NewsMail’s Jim Alouat will look af­ter Town & Coun­try.

Send any in­quiries to ad­min@isistc­news.com.au.

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