Electors meeting supports council

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The Denmark community threw its support behind council at an electors meeting last night as they push to have the western section of the Denmark East Development Precinct Project delayed.

A new bridge across Denmark River is one component of the DEDPP, the construction of a light industrial area in Denmark.

A Special Electors Meeting held at the Shire of Denmark last night saw a series of motions moved relating to the controversial bridge; including a request that if the State government rejects the current proposal for a 12 month extension that council appeal the decision.

The meeting was called after the Shire received a request, signed by 105 Denmark residents, for an electors meeting to be held to discuss the deferment of the milestones relating to the construction of a new bridge.

Three motions were moved at the meeting including the recommendation that council establish an advisory group, comprising councillors, community members and experts, to determine whether a new bridge is required and if so, the location and purpose of the bridge.

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Concern has also been raised regarding the $7.6 million of State funding the Shire received in March to complete the project as Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman indicated delaying some milestones may jeopardise the entire project.

The motions are expected to be considered by the Shire at tonight’s council meeting.

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