IT is time for a new vision for the development of the Willow Court historic site, Federal MP Dick Adams has told the New Norfolk News. Addressing speculation that the Derwent Valley Council had abandoned its legal action against the Federal Government, Mr Adams said it was time to review the council’s approach to the heritage site which holds so much promise.
“If the council is withdrawing the action (and I have not been informed of that) then they should review the whole thing, with all the delays and difficulties to see what happened,” Mr Adams said. “It has been five years and nothing has happened.”
“People need to step back and look again at this project with new eyes. We need to clean up the past and start with a clean slate and with a new vision. It is time now for some to move on. Let the Derwent Valley go forward.”
Mr Adams’s comments coincide with another scathing review of the council’s heritage record in last Saturday’s issue of the Mercury newspaper where columnist Leo Schofield concluded: “The local council should hang its head in shame.”
With comments such as these, it remains to be seen how much longer the Derwent Valley Council can keep its head in the sand.