At no time was closure of the Maclean indoor Sports Centre for any period of time a part of Council’s decision. Staff advice to Councillors did not include closing the Centre for any period and Councillors were assured that temporary arrangements would be put in place pending calling of tenders for future management or lease.
I and some other councillors have concerns over how long the Centre will be closed for, the treatment of the McPhersons, they are long time respected residents and business operators and had offered to negotiate a way to keep the centre functioning while Council found new operators.
I hope the new Council will bring more understanding, respect and communication regarding important community facilities such as the Maclean Indoor Sports Centre.
Cr Jim Simmons, Maclean