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April 23rd 2008
Mike still batting for Rec Camp future

The Magnetic Island Recreation Centre The Member for Townsville, Mike Reynolds is "still working hard with Minister Spence and her Department" over the future of the Picnic Bay Recreation Centre but as of yet there appears to be no resolution to the camp's plight.

Last week Mike Reynolds said that he had submitted a comprehensive case to the Minister for Sport, Judy Spence, on the retention of the Magnetic Island Recreation Centre in Picnic Bay.

"I have been consulting with major stakeholders on Magnetic Island and I am receiving very strong support for the retention of this important recreational facility.

"I have received significant representations from the Magnetic Island Community Development Association and the Magnetic Island Ratepayers and Residents Association whose members are very seriously concerned about any attempt to close this facility.

"I have relayed these key concerns to Minister Spence and I know that she is taking a personal interest in this matter.

"I have also received crucial support from the Member for Mount Isa, Ms Betty Kiernan who has expressed to both myself and Minister Spence the need for the Picnic Bay Recreation Centre to cater for Indigenous students from Western Queensland.

"I am still awaiting a briefing on strategies that are being used by the Queensland Government to market this recreational facility and that request is presently with the Department of Sport and Recreation.

"All of the evidence before me shows this recreational facility as an iconic one for Magnetic Island and I have no doubt whatsoever of the need that it fulfils to thousands of students and young people each year.

"I will leave no stone unturned in this campaign to save our recreational facility at Magnetic Island."

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Mike still batting for Rec Camp future
Bruce Williams
April 24th 2008
This issue is not going away. Thanks, Mike, for what you have done thus far.

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