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De-amalgamate the Western Downs Regional Council

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Brian Hedge
40 Cunningham Street
DALBY QLD 4405

Total Signatures - 1309

Sponsoring Member: Ray Hopper MP

Posting Date: 1/11/2012

Tabled Date: 1/11/2012

Responded By: Hon David Crisafulli MP on 12/12/2012

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

The petition of Queensland residents of the Western Downs Regional Council, for the areas of the communities of the former Dalby Town Council and the Shires of Wambo, Tara, Chinchilla, Murilla and Taroom to de-amalgamate from the Western Downs Regional Council, and their supporters draws to the attention of the House that the forced local government amalgamation of 2008 has proved to be detrimental to both our region and the social and economic well-being of our communities.

 

Your petitioners therefore request the House to enable the Western Downs Regional Council and rural areas of the former Dalby Town Council and the Shires of Wambo, Tara, Chinchilla, Murilla and Taroom to de-amalgamate from the Western Downs Regional Council over the next 18 months, by the creation of two distinct areas based on the townships of Dalby and Chinchilla and be afforded the opportunity to once again exercise their democratic rights to elect their own independent Local Government Councils.