Sup­port for ag pro­gram

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.”

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