LISTENING: Councillor Denis Chapman met with the public over the planned Seafront Oval playground last weekend before this week's vote.
LISTENING: Councillor Denis Chapman met with the public over the planned Seafront Oval playground last weekend before this week's vote. Valerie Horton

LETTER: Denis listened to what we had to say

TO COUNCILLOR Denis Chapman and his forward thinking colleagues Mayor Chris Loft, Councillors Rolf Light, James Hansen, Anne Maddern and George Seymour - the majority of your community thank you.

Moving the Adventure Playground away from the Seafront Oval is a sensible outcome.

Now we have a wonderful opportunity to ensure the Pialba foreshore does become the outdoor entertainment heart of Hervey Bay.

A huge thank you to Denis.

Without your tireless research, your determination to communicate the plans for the playground to the wider community, your meetings with the community and effected organisations I believe our Seafront Oval would have been lost forever.

Thank you for believing that the community often does know what is best!

To the councillors who voted to build the Adventure Playground on the Seafront Oval, Stuart Taylor, Daniel Sanderson, Paul Truscott, Darren Everard and David Lewis I am so sad that you didn't understand the need to preserve the Oval.

I don't think you grasped the importance of car parking and the needs of many community groups and visiting entertainment providers who require lots of space.

Thanks especially to the members of our community who wrote, emailed, attended the community meeting and signed the petition.

I can only imagine the backlash that would have occurred if construction on the Oval had commenced.

I will remember your choice next election as will plenty of other community members.

Cr Lewis, in particular, please don't ever doubt the wisdom of your electorate.

SUE BROOKS

Dundowran Beach



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