Support for ag program
THE Department of Education and Training will be offered tenure over council-owned land in Childers in an agreement that will enable the Isis District State High School to continue its agricultural program.
At Tuesday’s council meeting, a motion to offer a three-year Permit to Occupy over the land was adopted.
Cr Tony Ricciardi said the high school would be able to continue to operate its agricultural program while the department undertook to find and acquire suitable land to support the program.
The decision by Education Queensland to involve itself in this issue was important to a compromise being reached.
“The department identified land currently within the confines of the school grounds that it could add to the council-owned land to provide sufficient space for the program to continue,” Cr Ricciardi said.
“Council is pleased to be able to assist the school through the use of council-owned land and is also pleased with the outcome for the Childers Men’s Shed group, which is constructing a meeting shed on land adjacent to the agricultural program site.”