Stoush over men shed
MAYORAL candidate Troy Madle has accused Bundaberg Regional Council of not caring about the students of Childers.
Mr Madle was commenting on the decision by the council to allow a Men's Shed to be built on land next to the Isis District High School that the school uses for its agricultural education program.
"I've said to people many times that one of the biggest issues I've got with this council is the fact they don't consult the community and they don't listen to the community," he said.
"Everyone I meet across the Bundy region says the same thing.
"That's what happened with the Childers Men's Shed. I doubt they'd be so uncaring if it was Bundy kids involved."
Mr Madle said even if Education Queensland was going to buy the school more land, Isis High should keep their current school farm.
"I've been so impressed by how passionate so many of our students, past and present, are about working with the animals," he said.
"It's just crazy to do anything that's going to reduce the amount of time they'll get to spend with them."
Mr Madle said the men's shed should not be getting built on that land.
A Department of Education and Training spokeswoman said the department is working with Isis District State High School to ensure the continuation of the agricultural program.
In the short term the school will develop additional pasture and pens for livestock in an underutilised area of the school grounds.