Hearty Foods- Lessons to be learned.

August 14th, 2012

Sad to hear that Hearty Foods is leaving the Bay however the comments made via The Chronicle that the ‘previous Council’ were not supportive or helpful are sad to hear. As a previous Councillor I cannot recall learning that Alex was looking for larger premises. If anything is to be learned it is that community members must contact a Councillor or Councillors if they encounter roadblocks with Council. Councillors do care about our community and all want a strong vibrant healthy community. While higher level Government red tape and ridiculous legislation causes frustrations for all, Councillors can only help when they are made aware of a problem. In saying that large commercial kitchens aren’t prevalent or sitting vacant and would be expensive to construct. Good luck Alex I wish you and your family every success for the future.

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Sue Brooks
Dundowran Beach
Pet Warriors

6 Responses to “Hearty Foods- Lessons to be learned.”

  1. E Turneron 14 Aug 2012 at 8:34 am

    So FCRC wants $100000+ for infrastructure charges and SCRC wants only $12000 to go to Maroochydore. Welcome to the real world of competition. Mr Fraser-Watson would prefer to remain in FCRC but $100000 ia a luxury he cannot afford. Maryborough housing lot infrastructure goes from $5000 to about $28000 so same story. FCRC have priced themselves out of business. Maryborough and outlying areas will simply die and developers will be forced out. No new housing , no new ratepayers. Was done on your watch Sue at the direction of failed ALP/ Anna Bligh government. Is up to new council to restore growth .

  2. Patriciaon 14 Aug 2012 at 11:12 am

    There is a follow up story in today’s newspaper where Alex praises the efforts of some councillor’s – some are also from the previous council. So It would seem that he actually DID contact a councillor or councillor’s. Maybe some of those other former councillor’s who were totally ignorant to his plight were too busy blocking other development, hugging trees, closing existing businesses like Arkarra Tea Gardens, concentrating on second and third jobs, and erecting huge signs on private property. You can’t really blame the guy from steering well clear of an councillor with that sort of record under his/her belt – surely?

  3. Patriciaon 17 Aug 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I would be interested in your comments and opinion on the latest news that both Beelbi Creek Road and Toogoom Cane Road have received significant funding under the State government flood recovery scheme. I think we are talking in the vicinity of around $4.5million here. Yet, isn’t this the very same fund you said that we were not qualified to apply for? Didn’t you say that Hervey Bay wasn’t in ‘the zone’? If so, it seems you were wrong, yet again. As a ratepayer, I can’t help think how many more opportunities have we missed out on while you you were “not on the job.”

  4. Sue Brookson 17 Aug 2012 at 8:20 pm

    So the mighty all powerful single Councillor out of a bunch of 11 Councillors can flick her magic wand and get what you want… Not! The funding announced is the exact same funding I explained several times while I was actually on the job. Don’t think there are any changes but right now guess what! It is no longer my problem! Please refer your queries to your shiny brand new Councillor! I wonder if you will still feel the need to be my number one critic in another 3 years time or so! Still wish I knew who you are and why you dislike me so much.. But I certainly don’t lose sleep over anything you write!

  5. Patriciaon 18 Aug 2012 at 8:14 am

    Thanks for your reply. That clears things up for me.

  6. John A Neveon 18 Aug 2012 at 10:18 am

    I would not worry too much over Pat’s comments. After all, the last council was elected by the residents/ratepayers of this region and as such were a reflection on the electorate, be that good or bad.

    This current council was elected by the same people and at this stage in my view are no better or worse than those the replaced. True, only time will tell.

    The fact is the failings of our region are a true reflection of the electorate, sadly they won’t accept their responsibilities.

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