Terrific turnout for march
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.
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