A BATHURST ratepayer has encouraged Bathurst Regional Council to “stick to its guns” regarding its original plans to build a go-kart track on top of Mount Panorama.
Shirley Scott, who was not at the discussion forum on Wednesday, said she felt there had been too much invested into the project is it was to change the location now.
“As a ratepayer, I’m disgusted because it cost ratepayers $250,000 to have all [the studies] done up there and now they have to move it,” she said.
Ms Scott said she agreed with council’s perspective that no artifacts relating to cultural heritage had been found, as concluded by the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) council had sought.
Wiradyuri elder Dinawan Dyirribang, who spoke at the meeting on Wednesday, had a conflicting view and asked that an archaeological report be released to the public.
Ms Scott said she was in favour of the chosen location and that the thoughts expressed by Dinawan “don’t speak for all of the Aboriginal community”.