NO DEAL: Calliope residents are determined to hold onto land earmarked for a high school.
NO DEAL: Calliope residents are determined to hold onto land earmarked for a high school. Rebecca Danslow

March organised to protest sale of Calliope school land

CALLIOPE parents are demanding the State Government reconsider its decision to sell off a block of land earmarked for the development of a new high school.

This comes as the government revealed student numbers at Gladstone and Biloela schools would increase by two thirds over the next two decades.

Concerned Calliope mother Lynda Ninness said the demand for a new high school wasn't just in Calliope, but for students in neighbouring towns in the Boyne Valley.

"By building another school in Gladstone, it is just going to cause a bottleneck of traffic into town each day," Ms Ninness said.

On Sunday she will lead a family support walk at Hazelbrook Park, Morris Ave, Calliope at 3.30pm to raise awareness of the issue.

She hopes to have 300 to 400 residents join the walk.

Close to 1700 people have signed a petition to keep the land in Calliope earmarked for development.

The land has since gone to auction and has been passed in.



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