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Deb - Demolition of Yarraman Forestry Shed is ‘crazy’

1st August 2017

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, says it has been revealed that the shed on the Mill Street Forestry property in Yarraman will be demolished.

Mrs Frecklington said it seemed ‘crazy’ that this would occur, given that there’d be no community consultation and that the newly formed Yarraman Men’s Shed have made requests to utilise the facility.

“I just can’t believe the State Government intends to demolish the Yarraman Forestry Shed,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“This infrastructure is perfectly suited to a group such as the Yarraman Men’s Shed, yet this Labor Government have decided the Shed is worthless and will be torn down.

“I have been working with the Yarraman Men’s Shed to seek permission for them to utilise the building, but now we have found out the property is being transferred to another government agency and will be removed.

“It seems crazy that the Government would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to tear down a perfectly good building, when they could buy much more suitable land elsewhere in Yarraman.

“There’s just no common sense. The Shed has laid dormant for so long, and all of a sudden we hear this news. They haven’t consulted with the Yarraman community, and I know the residents would not want this to occur.

“I’m calling on the Labor Government to delay this land transfer and reconsider this plan,” Deb said.

Photo: Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington with members of the Yarraman Men’s Shed, Kerry Wyvil (left) and Graham Lancaster