Paul Taylor, Murwillumbah
You know what would have been the best outcome for the old Norco site? Preserving the hundred-year-old building in the first bloody place.
That tremendous red brick structure could have been renovated similarly to the old Buderim Ginger Factory and would have a been a grand asset in the town. The same goes for the old Murwillumbah Ambo Station – these buildings were structurally sound and only needed a bit of imaginative design to create something very original.
If the ambos needed more space what’s to stop the O’Farrell government moving them to a more appropriate site, such as the defunct Greyhound facility?
Whilst-ever dumb councillors allow this town’s older-style buildings to continue disappearing, the closer the town is to going down the gurgler.
Wake up community, it’s not Queensland in the 1970s. Yet glancing at the National Party cohorts on Council you could be mistaken.