Shed in dis­pute

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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