Donohue’s shock departure leaves Tablelands working group in disarray
THE newly appointed chairman of Mackay Sugar’s recently formed Community Working Group resigned in a shock move last week. David Donohue was appointed to the position by CWG members at its inaugural meeting just last month. Mr Donohue, the Queensland Corporate Communications managing director, had been seen as the ideal chair of the group, given his extensive background in community consulation. He said this of his surprising decision: ‘‘The only way that the CWG will achieve anything of benefit for the residents they represent is to work constructively with all of the other parties involved to find sustainable solutions rather than maintaining what seems to be an entrenched and aggressive stance.’’ Mackay Sugar communications manager Lorelei van Dalen said she was extremely disappointed with the outcome and that Mackay Sugar is now considering its options for the CWG.