Council denies plan to knock down ruins

RUMOUR: Ceduna mayor Allan Suter said there was no truth to a rumour that Ceduna District Council was planning to demolish McKenzie's Ruins.

RUMOUR: Ceduna mayor Allan Suter said there was no truth to a rumour that Ceduna District Council was planning to demolish McKenzie's Ruins.

CEDUNA District Council has dismissed any claims it was planning to demolish all or part of McKenzie’s Ruins near Denial Bay.

The ruins, located on Denial Bay Road, are what is left of a settlement started by William McKenzie which became the first settlement at Denial Bay.

The original settlement included a store, saddlery and blacksmith.

It’s important to get the message around the community that it’s just a rumour. - Allan Suter

However, at the September council meeting, Ceduna mayor Allan Suter said there were rumours spreading throughout the community that Ceduna council was planning to demolish all or part of the ruins.

“We are not planning to do that,” he said  “It’s important to get the message around the community that it’s just a rumour.”

Deputy mayor Lynton Brown said the rumour was brought to his attention personally and no one on council knew where the rumour originated from.

“All that does is it gets the community riled up at the council,” he said.

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