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Request to make the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) more accountable

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Michael Kelly
144 Sentinal Drive

Total Signatures - 1335

Sponsoring Member: Ian Rickuss MP

Posting Date: 4/03/2011

Closing Date: 20/08/2011

Tabled Date: 23/08/2011

Responded By: Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP on 23/09/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the legal inequities inherent in the Urban Land Development Authority Act 2007 which are denying them the right to natural justice in that local authorities have no rights of appeal against decisions made by the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) which may affect those local authorities, unique communities or individual land owners.


Further, there are insufficient safeguards contained in the legislation to ensure the ULDA is held accountable and operates strictly in accordance with its charter.  Because of this, and particularly because of the ULDA's "non-appealable" decision making status, it has been allowed to place itself above all acceptable norms of fairness and equity.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend the legislation to ensure:

  • local authorities, community groups and individual land owners are entitled to have input into the ULDA's decision making processes and that the ULDA is required to fairly consider such input; and
  • the rights to natural justice, particularly the right to appeal to an appropriate court of law, are provided to any body or individual who is aggrieved by any decisions made by the ULDA.