Childers community protests hydrotherapy pool funding decision

Childers community rallies to protest pool funding decision

A SEA of blue marched down the Bruce Highway earlier today with a message for Health Minister Cameron Dick, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the rest of the state government.

Restore funding to the community's hydrotherapy pool.

Burnett MP Stephen Bennett and then-Health Minister Lawrence Springborg announced $300,000 for the project on January 12.

The LNP's loss to Labor in the state election saw not only a change in government, but a change in the hydrotherapy pool's future, as Mr Dick canned the funds.

The Childers community as incensed when Mr Dick said the pool was not funded so the project would not proceed, so the Isis District Residents and Ratepayers Association and Mr Bennett organised the protest to try to convince the Labor government to overturn their decision.

Pick up tomorrow's NewsMail and this week's Town & Country for extensive coverage of the march.