DI­VI­SION 2 CAN­DI­DATE

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

NORTH Isis res­i­dent Jim Nilon is the third and lat­est to throw his hat in the ring for Di­vi­sion 2.

Mr Nilon and his wife Belinda live on their North Isis prop­erty where they grow bam­boo, gar­lic and other plants.

Mr Nilon said his de­ci­sion to run was largely in­flu­enced by the dis­pute about the lo­ca­tion of a Men’s Shed in Childers.

“I was per­plexed and more than a tad dis­ap­pointed that Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil is obliv­i­ous to the im­por­tance for a ru­ral district to be able to of­fer agri­cul­tural stud­ies,” he said. “For over a decade, stu­dents have trav­elled from all over the Isis district to ac­cess one of the few OP-level agri­cul­tural cour­ses in the state.”

Mr Nilon said he be­lieved this is­sue was an in­di­ca­tor of poor rep­re­sen­ta­tion for the Isis district at the coun­cil cham­bers in Bund­aberg.

“Childers and the Isis district com­mu­nity will get over this par­tic­u­lar de­ci­sion. It has made it clear how­ever, that the re­gional coun­cil based in Bund­aberg is ei­ther un­able or un­will­ing to ac­knowl­edge what makes com­mu­ni­ties like the Isis district tick,” he said.

These lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions are an op­por­tu­nity to de­bate ideas about our re­gion’s fu­ture, ac­cord­ing to Mr Nilon.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CAN­DI­DATE: Jim Nilon.

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