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Petition against capping of infrastructure charges

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Melva E Hobson PSM
Mayor of Redland City
PO Box 21

Total Signatures - 327

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 14/04/2011

Closing Date: 16/06/2011

Tabled Date: 17/06/2011

Responded By: Hon Paul Lucas MP on 18/07/2011

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

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that infrastructure charges are required to fund infrastructure and maintain standards currently enjoyed by residents.  Imposing a 'cap' on infrastructure charges places an additional and unfair burden on council's ratepayers who will have to fund the shortfall in essential revenue through increased rates or, suffer a reduction in infrastructure.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to recognise the right of local governments to calculate and apply infrastructure charges that are carefully calculated, defendable and transparent; note our strong opposition to the setting of maximum standard infrastructure charges or the deferral of payment of charges to settlement (of lots); and refrain from mandatory capping of infrastructure charges.