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Allow affected landowners to apply for compensation when local governments change flood mapping

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Tara Duffy
2 Belcher Street

Total Signatures - 808

Sponsoring Member: Mr Pat Weir MP

Posting Date: 17/12/2019

Closing Date: 7/02/2020

Tabled Date: 18/02/2020

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 19/03/2020

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House exemptions under the Planning Act 2016 that allows local governments to change flood mapping with a provision for compensation for adversely affected landholders. Given previous state government's culpability in flood disaster events, changes to flood mapping should require reasonable compensation for adversely affected landholders.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend the Planning Act 2016 to ensure landholders are reasonably compensated if adversely affected from local government changes to flood mapping.