Statue ‘not on radar'

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Councillors yesterday decided to not financially support a proposed $115,131 sculpture as a tribute to the equestrian sectors of the Warwick community.

Deputy Mayor Peter Blundell said he thought “last time we discussed this we ummed and ahhed too much”.

“We need to be blunt in the fact that it's not on the radar,” he said.

Last year the two men behind the proposed sculpture – John Simpson and Henry Osieki – gave a presentation to the Southern Downs Regional Council about the project. At that meeting Council resolved to support the project in principle, but highlighted concerns with how much it could cost, location and ongoing maintenance.

In a report to yesterday's Community Services committee meeting Mr Osieki and Mr Simpson came back to Council with a letter addressing all of their previous concerns.



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