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De-amalgamation of Granite Belt from Southern Downs Regional Council

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Carol Clark
145 Thorndale Road

Total Signatures - 854

Sponsoring Member: Mr James Lister MP

Posting Date: 20/08/2019

Tabled Date: 20/08/2019

Responded By: Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP on 12/09/2019

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

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House, the fact that the Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) report on the viability of a proposed Granite Belt Regional Council is flawed. It is our view that QTC's analysis was undertaken not on the Granite Belt Community Association's proposal for de-amalgamation, but rather on an entirely different proposal provided exclusively by the Southern Downs Regional Council. We further believe that as QTC did not consult with nor seek input from the Granite Belt Community Association regarding QTC's assumptions, the basis for the QTC report is biased towards the institutionalised prejudices of the Southern Downs Regional Council.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure that a local government change commission is appointed to independently review the Granite Belt Community Association's de-amalgamation proposal, and to accept input from all interested parties, rather than rely entirely on information supplied by Southern Downs Regional Council.