Councillors panicked and let us down: editor

EDITORIAL: Here's an idea for Fraser Coast Council.

How about they put up a thumping great sign telling the whole world we don't want their business.

Oh, hang on ... they just did.

The decision on Wednesday to close the door on the possibility of a helicopter training school was inexplicable.

Let's be honest. Councillors panicked.

Rather than looking for answers to how to make a helicopter school work, with appropriate flight times and guidelines, they simply spat the dummy and went home to sulk.

The net result is that investors everywhere will hear that this is not a good place to do business, as issues can't be worked out.

Councillors, you let us down.

If you are unemployed and living on the Fraser Coast you have good reason to be angry.

And you should let your local councillor know about it.

Great news for Maryborough

WEDNESDAY'S announcement of funding to protect Maryborough from flooding may be remembered as a turning point for the town.

No one can run a business with any confidence when they know that a nasty turn in the season can rip their means of income away.

Those who have worked behind the scenes for this deserve the gratitude of the whole community.

Congratulations to all involved.

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