Angst in Childers
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.