Angst in Childers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Isis Dis­trict Res­i­dents and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion has been ap­proached by con­cerned res­i­dents of Childers with re­gard to the safety of the play­ground equip­ment in Cres­cent St.

John Van Barn­eveld, from the IDRRA, said the equip­ment needed to be looked at.

“The main con­cern be­ing the size of the net­ting. It is way too big, a child could eas­ily fall through,” Mr Van Barn­eveld said.

Mem­bers of the IDRRA wish to voice their con­cern and dis­ap­point­ment with the an­nounce­ment the BRC is to com­mit a con­sid­er­able amount of rates on a new mul­ti­plex fa­cil­ity in Bund­aberg.

“The fa­cil­ity, to be built at the old Bund­aberg Show­grounds, has fund­ing promised from fu­ture rates,” he said.

“The IDRRA agrees this is a dis­pro­por­tion­ate amount of money to be al­lo­cated to just one project within the dis­trict, es­pe­cially given the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil will not en­ter­tain the sug­ges­tion of ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture in Childers, such as the re­cent pro­posal for a hy­drother­apy pool which would have had a bud­get of some 3% of this mul­ti­plex.”

The IDRRA said Childers needed to be con­sid­ered a sep­a­rate com­mu­nity to Bund­aberg and it was un­rea­son­able to ex­pect res­i­dents to travel to Bund­aberg just to ac­cess a sport­ing fa­cil­ity.

“We are not the com­bined re­gion that Bund­aberg thinks we are, and our needs should be taken just as se­ri­ously,” he said.

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