Renewal from the people
THE renewal of the Mary Valley must come “from within,” rather than being a product of government funding, Gympie Region Mayor Ron Dyne said yesterday.
“Projects that are people-driven and not reliant on government funding always get the best results,” he said.
“Certainly they will need some government support, but the propjets that are driven from within get better results.
“After the Peter Kenyon discussion, people became more focused on achieving results for the Mary Valley,” he said, commenting on last week’s visit to the Valley by the internationally successful community motivator who attended a series of meetings in the Valley.
“He’s a good motivational speaker and we now need to harness the people’s enthusiasm.”
Cr Dyne said he also hoped for a greater role in the Mary Valley’s resurgence from the Infrastructure and Planning Department, because many people remained reluctant to trust or deal with the former Traveston Crossing dam proponent, Queensland Water Infrastructure Pty Ltd.
“The government will have a large role because they will have to do something with all that land,” he said.