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Philip
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Bus Consultation a Farce

I attended the "consultation" meeting on Saturday re the new Bus Depot at Sherwood. In short it was a stage-managed farce. 
Firstly the meeting was stacked by a number of L National Party (LNP)hacks, who don't live in the area and were brought in to show support for an arrogant and out of touch Lord Mayor. In so doing the LNP was trying to ram through this proposal without proper consultation. It also showed outright contempt for the legitimate concerns of the local residents who are against this proposal on traffic and safety concerns.
Secondly the local member, Nicole Johnston was sidenlined from coming because she spoke out against this proposal in Council.
However Councillor Matthew Bourke has been absolutely silent on this and other issues. As his area adjoins the impacted areas where does Matthew Bourke stand on the bus depot and the outrageuous proposal to erect 5 story buildings in Corinda and totally destroy the amenity of the area.  
We want people who will represent the community on these issues, not party hacks who kow-tow to the wishes of an arrogant Lord Mayor
  
 

Shane Stanley
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Couldn't agree more

Couldn't agree more.
 
I was sadly amused by the presence of the four 20ish year old 'boys' whose sole purpose appeared to be to act as Campbell Newman's cheer squad. Can I suggest Pom Pom's might be in order next time lest someone confuse your presence as being in any way useful or relevant?
 
I was intrigued by their rough jeans and faded rugby tops and inappropriate loud clapping/yelling. Has the ALP stooped so low as they have to create an air of intimidation to keep the good people of Brisbane under control?

Philip
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Sadly Shane, it was the the

Sadly Shane, it was the the Lord Mayor's LNP storm troopers this time, not the ALP

Shane Stanley
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Thank you for the correction

Thank you for the correction Philip, and yes, the lads in question were obviously LNP. I do agree with Kath that this is a rediculous practice regardless of political affiliations and in this case can't possibly serve any practical benefit if we are to believe that the Lord Mayor is open to community feedback.

Philip
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Poor Form

Hi Shane
I agree with yourself and Kath that it is totally inappropriate that the Lord Mayor and the LNP Councillors get their supporters out to meetings like this. I counted about 15-20 LNP members. These are matters of very serious concen for the residents in terms of safety, traffic congestion and the retention of the village atmosphere which makes Corinda and Sehrwood the beautiful places they are.
Residents legitmate concerns should not be denigrated by these grubby politial stunts
Regards  

Murray
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I must say the only loud

I must say the only loud comments and interruptions I heard were from people opposing the depot, but I did leave early.

Kath Nettleton
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Young LNP members

Shane, as an ALP member who attended that meeting, I DID NOT make this fact known, as my political affiliations are not the concern here.  The LNP are noted for doing this in several meetings at all levels of government, which makes them look totally foolish.  No matter my affiliations, this is a ridiculous practice, and yes, totally apalling, and took seats from concerned residents. 

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