Re­sponse

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

IN RE­SPONSE to your on­line ar­ti­cle ti­tled “Claims ‘trou­ble­mak­ers’ hi­jacked Bowen meet­ing” (www.whit­sun­day­times.com.au) - I want to say - what a load of non­sense.

Never have I seen such a mis­in­formed poorly re­searched piece of rubbish. The Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil meet­ing was at­tended by over 1300 res­i­dents, with 800 of them fol­low­ing the meet­ing down to the Bowen PCYC to par­tic­i­pate in the full meet­ing.

These were the of­fi­cial num­bers re­ported by lo­cal po­lice.

The gath­er­ing was in re­sponse to rev­e­la­tions at a pub­lic meet­ing held by the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 24, that Coun­cil was look­ing to adopt a re­port that would see the clo­sure of the Bowen Coun­cil Of­fice.

It was or­gan­ised by the people of Bowen...not a bunch of ‘trou­ble­mak­ers’ as you have so dis­grace­fully im­plied.

The people of the Whit­sun­day re­gion are watch­ing the rapid de­struc­tion of our econ­omy at the hands of a poor per­form­ing, dis­hon­est and toxic Coun­cil and they have had enough. You can­not tell me that the at­ten­dance of over 1300 people in a town of around 8000, many of which closed the doors to their businesses just to at­tend and protest against Coun­cil, is the work of a ‘few trou­ble­mak­ers’.

People are hurt­ing and want to be heard. Kay­lene As­cough BOWEN

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