Dear Sarah and readers,
My question is: Why and how is it possible that the Council of a pleasant historic country town in Australia can allow a new Service Station to be built in the main and heritage listed street, close to the river and lucerne paddocks and very close to many private homes and shops?
How is it possible that in a free and democratic country this can happen although most of the inhabitants of this town are against this project?
It is a decision against the will of the people who just want to live in a quiet, clean, healthy and unpolluted environment for this and the future generations.
Obviously the majority of this Council does not care about the people they are representing!
Most of the Councillors do not even live in Canowindra, otherwise they would have voted differently! And they would have looked for another site for this project.
It is a decision without sense as a Petrol Station is not needed here having already two of them in town.
We, who live next door to the planned Service Station ask the question to the members of the Council if they would agree to live side by side with a service station. For sure, their answer would be NO!
Three years ago, I came from Germany to live in Australia in the country town where my family is living, a town I like so much.
But I didn’t expect what is happening here now: An in transparent, unpopular and destructive action making process.
There is still hope that this will not happen!
– Karin Gürsching