Community organises march to protest school land sale

COMMUNITY members against the sale of land set aside for a high school in Calliope will hold a protest march on July 28.

Protesters are fighting the government after their petition protesting the sale was tabled in state parliament.

Organisers are hoping hundreds will join in the march from 3.30pm at Hazelbrook Park, up Morris Ave to Don Cameron Drive.

The 14.2ha site was put up for auction in May but didn't sell. It remains on the market.

Campaigner Lynda Ninness said the sale needed to be stopped for the future of children in the Calliope area.

 "The schools in town are increasingly full and there's so much congestion on the roads already," she said.

"We don't need more kids being bussed in and out." 

Topics:  calliope education queensland protest queensland government

premium_icon Qld government to replace federal government's failed NBN

The Queensland Government is considering plans for a broadband rival to the NBN

Qlders will be able to access cheaper, more efficient internet

MJ on Sat'day: Why you should buy local

KEEP IT HERE: Ginger Says owner Michelle Wilson and creative design assistant Taylor Butcher encourage shoppers to support local business. The Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the same and so do we.

We hear the phrase 'buy local' often, but do we ever ask why?

OUR SAY: We are going in to bat for Round Hill Creek

There are access issues which need to be fixed at Round Hill Creek.

It is the role of newspapers to hold our politicians accountable.

Local Partners