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De-amalgamate the Peak Downs Shire from the Central Highlands Regional Council

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Enid Bailey
1 Slider Street

Total Signatures - 805

Sponsoring Member: Lachlan Millar MP

Posting Date: 5/05/2015

Tabled Date: 5/05/2015

Responded By: Hon Jackie Trad MP on 4/06/2015

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

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House to the inability of Central Highlands Regional Council to provide the services, funding and representation for our shire area. Our streets and roads are neglected and we are told that there is no money in the "bucket" for our area of the shire. The only improvements in the old Peak Downs Shire area since amalgamation are those that were planned by the previous Peak Downs Shire Council. We feel that the small number of councillors on Central Highlands Regional Council are too few to be able to adequately serve the amalgamated shires and the ratepayers. Consequently, the rate payers of the previous Peak Downs Shire Council area now find that assets built up by our previous council are for sale.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House that it is our desire to de-amalgamate the Peak Downs Shire from the Central Highlands Regional Council. Reverting back to the original boundaries prior to amalgamation.