AS one of only five people who turned up for a Macquarie Pipeline location inspection on Colin Young’s property on Saturday, Russell Turner said he was disappointed in the level of interest.
Mr Turner said he was familiar with the property but wanted to evaluate the situation for himself.
“I used to own that land so I do know it, but what really surprises me is that there was not one councillor who is currently sitting on council who turned up and that concerns me,” he said.
Mr Turner said the people who did attend showed strong interest in the areas that would be affected by the proposed pipeline.
“Plenty of questions were asked,” he said.
Mr Turner, who is standing for council, said he had a good look at the areas recommended as extraction sites.
“I am still not in favour of the site because I have reservations that include council staff who don’t have a great deal of experience in this type of thing, managing the project, with all due respect,” he said.
“It is going to be council who has to bear the brunt if this project goes over the $47 million budget.”
Mr Turner said he would also like to investigate why council put aside the recommendations of the extraction site by the consultant who worked on the project before council took over.
“It was good to listen to the concerns of people like Colin Young,” he said.