The opening up of Inverbrackie detention centre has raised fury among the Woodside residents and their rage was tried to be pacified by Immigration Minister Chris Bowen by visiting them.
There are plans to provide shelter to 400 refugees in former defence housing, which have been opposed by many.
On Monday, the minister visited community representatives to address their concerns. But, he didn't visit the streets of the Adelaide Hills town, as the residents there declared their agitation regarding the plans.
Addressing to the reporters at council offices in the town of Stirling, Mr. Bowen stated that in order to consult on the detention centre, he had consented to establish a community reference group. He added that he had also taken into consideration the community's apprehensions of detention centre's impact on health and education.
The children at the detention centre could be provided schooling there only and health workers could also visit there, as told by Mr. Bowen. He also promised to infuse monetary resources to appoint a liaison officer and to establish a website, so as to inform people about the ongoing.
The centre, which is located in a bushfire-risk region, can get operational by Christmas, for which a risk management plan had also been developed, told the minister.
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