Shed in dispute
CHILDERS residents have taken the extraordinary step of writing to the Minister for Education Kate Jones, asking her to intervene in the controversial decision made by the Bundaberg Regional Council to approve a men’s shed on land used by Isis District State High School.
The agricultural science students have for many years kept livestock on the land.
Concerned local Tracey Jackson said the time was right to write to Ms Jones.
President of the Isis High P&C Sandra Webb met the minister at a recent Community Cabinet meeting in Bundaberg.
The minister arranged a meeting with Mayor Mal Forman regarding the matter.
Sandra Webb and the P&C have advocated tirelessly against a men’s shed being built on that land ever since they found out the Childers Men’s Shed Association had lodged a development application.
“We’ve asked the minister to exercise her powers under Chapter 5 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 to designate the land at 3A and 3B North Street, Childers as community infrastructure for educational facilities,” she said.
“We know a lot of people are angry about the council’s decision, but we want the rally to be peaceful and respectful,” she said.
Childers locals are invited to join the peaceful rally at 3A North St, Childers on Tuesday, November 8 at 4pm to show their opposition to the men’s shed being built there.