Council must act responsibly, in best interest of community
Dear Editor, With reference to the proposed amenities being situated on the south-east corner of the Finley School of Arts.
These toilets, council’s option three, are also intended to serve patrons of the Finley War Memorial Hall, situated on the north side of the annex, linking the two halls.
In my view, the fact this proposition passed council scrutiny is astonishing, and the fact it’s a concept of council’s own devising beggars belief.
The proposed amenities encroach on the School of Arts kitchen, its service area and further impede its function by designating the closest parking, ‘disability’.
The kitchen and south side emergency exit door are to be accessed via the lavatory corridors.
Crowding a toilet block onto the front corner of this quaint old building will do nothing to enhance it or the streetscape.
The viability of the War Memorial Hall will be compromised, which is perhaps council’s intention. Nothing else explains its insistence on implementing such a flawed plan.
The War Memorial Hall was built to complement the School of Arts, not in opposition to it.
Shared facilities served our small community well until a minority, whose interest lay solely with the School of Arts, clamoured for its own amenities.
For whatever reason, which we’ll never truly know, council wholeheartedly supported this minority to the extreme of deciding to pull down the War Memorial Hall until they were opposed.
Constructing shared amenities within a refurbished central annex was the popular vote many months and many thousands of wasted dollars ago.
We expect council to act responsibly, prudently and impartially in the best interest of the whole community.
Yours etc. Narelle Edwards