Menkit Prince, Uki
Labor has not resolved the issue of the men’s shed going or not going to Black Rocks. It has only succeeded in driving the community apart.
Our Concert for the Koalas drew 300-400 people. The men’s shed gathering drew 150-250 people. Fairly evenly divided I’d say. So why did Cr Reece Byrnes choose one side against another? Our petition has over 130,000 signatures, theirs has 2,500 signatures. Why is he ignoring the greater voice worldwide?
One thing for sure this issue is not resolved and will drag on and possibly intensify for years. It’s disgraceful that in view of the many other options available to them the men’s shed insist on going to Black Rocks (and refuse to follow AMSA procedure by applying to Crown Lands for a permanent site) when this issue could be resolved peacefully.