Sunshine Valley Men's Shed wants the council to make good on land donated by Ray Grace. Ron Campbell, Bob Armour, Geoff Voight and Steve Contant are unhappy with the council decision.
Sunshine Valley Men's Shed wants the council to make good on land donated by Ray Grace. Ron Campbell, Bob Armour, Geoff Voight and Steve Contant are unhappy with the council decision. Warren Lynam

Letters: Leave agricultural program's land alone

Letters: I WAS totally appalled to hear the Bundaberg Regional Council's decision to allow the Men's Shed be erected on the land which is occupied by the Isis District High Schools' agricultural program which supports (and has supported) hundreds of children since its onset.

This program is well established and funded, by the farmers of the district and by grants received, I believe.

I am well and truly over the hill and was looking forward to become a member of this group, but I cannot understand not one of these members or any of the committee has spoken out, in disappointment of the location of the shed.

I understand they (the committee) have refused several locations suggested by the council.

A non-profit organisation known Australia wide becomes fussy on where their shed goes?

Do we need a view, or a block facing the "south-west" to benefit the cool breezes?

The shed should be located within the showgrounds, but I hear on the grapevine that the site was not big enough. What are we building in there, A380s? I don't think so.

Let me politely remind the committee the "shed" belongs to the community of Childers, with the lease of the land offered in "fee-simple".

For the good of the children, and their parents I am calling on the president and committee members to halt construction on this parcel of land.

Remembering the goodwill of the shed, and what its members are hoping to achieve for the town, it is going to leave a very sour taste in the mouths of many.

Whoever you may want to help or assist there is every chance they are going to be parents of these children and without assistance from the locals, donations, fundraisers and the like will fall on deaf ears.

DAVE MASON

Childers



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