ROBERN Menz’s factory and retail outlet at Glynde is a vast treasure trove, with aisles of cellophane-wrapped treats on display, a wall of glass on one side with visions of sunlight and greenery, and through open doors on the other, glimpses of an orderly, clean factory.
A tall, laconic bloke and other friendly assistants greet every customer, and there are samples of goodies laid out on the counter to try. Robern Menz recently received a state government grant and a loan towards adding Violet Crumbles to its stable, and our very own Property Council’s Daniel Gannon has criticised it.
His censure touched on the Property Council losing its promised grant to attract company HQs to our town.
In the trendy CBD, a look into the Property Council offices probably reveals rows of clerks crouched over aerial photographs of Adelaide searching for trees, parks, trusts and green spots not yet inked for high-rise apartments.
Corporate advocates would be tallying net losses of young people and touting for immigration.
Their apps have no access to knowledge of our finite resources and our easygoing, welcoming lifestyle craved by higher density cities, and definitely no references to the immense personal benefits of nature and open space.
Give my taxes to the suburban chocolate factory any day. MARGARET MINNEY, Royston Park.