There will be losers

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Jim Alouat Re­porter

NO MAT­TER what de­ci­sion Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil makes re­gard­ing the land at 3A North St (Page 3), I think there will be a dis­ap­pointed party.

Isis Dis­trict State High School has used the land for years and cul­ti­vated a very suc­cess­ful agri­cul­tural ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram on it which the school says benefits the re­gion.

How­ever, the Childers Dis­trict Men’s Shed has been work­ing tire­lessly for years, with­out a shed, and af­ter re­ceiv­ing State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing late last year is inch­ing closer to fi­nally hav­ing a home.

The school claims it was only made aware of plans for the land on May 1 at a meet­ing con­vened by the Men’s Shed, which if true, has cer­tainly not helped the sit­u­a­tion.

An open con­ver­sa­tion be­tween coun­cil, the school and the Men’s Shed the mo­ment this be­came a pos­si­bil­ity could have averted the dis­ap­point­ment to come.

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