Glass House to stay as Queensland Redistribution Commission drops the name Tibrogargan.
The Commission had proposed to change the name of Glass House to Tibrogargan, thereby naming the district after a prominent feature that also incorporated local Aboriginal language and history.
Reading through the submissions, it became clear that many people felt the change was unnecessary and that it was done simply for the sake of change. While the Commission refutes this argument, they accept that there was no pressing need to make this change at this point in time.
A number of the suggestions also pointed out that the name Glass House is representative of all of the mountains in the region, whereas Tibrogargan is only named for one of them.
The commissioners accepted that the name Glass House should be retained as it sufficiently identifies the electorate and has support from many electors within the district.
Queensland Redistribution Commission has released it's final report.
Here is their determination for Noosa and Ninderry
A handful of objections opposed the changes between the electorates of Noosa and Ninderry. The submitters rejected the use of local government council boundaries, contending that communities in these areas share interests that cross the council boundaries. They asked that the Eumundi, Verrierdale, Doonan, Weyba Downs and Peregian Beach areas all remain together in Noosa. A number of these localities are part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, while others are situated in the Noosa Shire Council.
The Commission recognises that in urban areas, suburbs and communities are far more likely to be interconnected and share interests. Local council boundaries are not always indicative of a separation of community interests; however they do create identifiable boundaries. This is particularly true in areas where there may not be prominent roads, rivers, railways or any other geographical features of note.
Ninderry’s boundaries have been designed with the intention of reducing enrolment pressure from the northern and southern ends of the Sunshine Coast. To accommodate these objections, the Commission would need to make wide scale changes to Noosa, Ninderry and numerous surrounding electorates. While the commissioners do not dispute that there are shared community interests in this region, as an area of significant growth, it is simply impossible to hold every suburb with shared interests together. The Commission has therefore retained its proposed boundary between Noosa and Ninderry.
Queensland Redistribution Commission has released it's final report.
Here are the changes for the Gympie, Noosa, Nicklin, Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Nanango electorates.
Proposed changes to include Rainbow Beach, Inskip and part of the Cooloola localities within the electorate of Noosa, received strong dissent from those within the local area. Community ties to Gympie, including schooling, medical, shopping and many others were raised as evidence of their connectivity and shared interests.
The commissioners were most persuaded by submissions that raised issues relating to travel between these communities and the Noosa electorate and decided to abandon the proposal in respect of this area. The final outcome is that the existing northern boundary of Noosa will be retained.
To supplement Noosa’s enrolment after returning those suburbs to Gympie, a further change to Noosa was necessary. A number of public submissions suggested Pomona and the surrounding areas should be included in the Noosa electorate. However, as a populous area, it was not possible to accommodate the degree of change desired by these submissions. The Commission has instead transferred the majority of the Pomona locality, as well as parts of the Cooroy and Lake Macdonald suburbs from the proposed Nicklin.
As a result of the changes to Gympie and Noosa it was also possible for the Commission to adopt the suggestion to retain Tiaro in Maryborough. The commissioners agreed that this town is better placed in the Maryborough electorate, as it shares greater community ties with the area. This decision also allowed a number of electors in the Urraween suburb to be retained in Hervey Bay, rather than their proposed placement in Maryborough.
The changes in this area also created less need for Gympie to extend west into Nanango to gain electors. Gympie has extended only so far as to gain the Widgee, Lower Wonga, Bells Bridge and Sexton localities.
Kawana to stay in Kawana following objections raised to the Queensland Redistribution Commission.
A number of submitters offered an alternative suggestion for Sippy Downs and Palmview to be transferred to Buderim, allowing Buddina, Parrearra and Minyama to remain in Kawana. This arrangement satisfied the enrolment requirements of the redistribution and the commissioners decided to adopt the suggestion.
Many of the objections to the Commission’s proposal related to the transfer of the Parrearra, Minyama, and Buddina suburbs from Kawana to Buderim. A small number of submissions expressed support for the proposed change.
The key themes to arise from these objections were as follows: • Kawana and the excised suburbs are coastal based low land, where Buderim is seen to be the ‘hill’ with an elderly, retired population; • The name ‘Kawana’ is an old name valued for its long association with the area. The movement of the three suburbs to Buderim would mean institutions bearing the name ‘Kawana’ would need to change their names- for example, the Kawana Surf Club, the Kawana Waters Tavern, the Kawana Community Centre, Kawana Shopping World and the Kawana Ambulance Station; • The current member for Kawana has his electoral office in the subject area which is convenient for objectors. The electoral office of the current member for Buderim is in Buderim, about 10 -12km from the subject area; • The member for Buderim would focus on the expectations of residents of Buderim, and ignore the interests of those living in the subject area; • Small groups, such as the Kawana Scouts, will have to compete for funding against scouting groups in Buderim and Maroochydore, while small organisations will have to compete for members and volunteers; • Issues outside the jurisdiction and scope of this redistribution process including discussions of a political nature, or arguing against the need for any boundary changes to the state’s electoral districts; and • An alternative boundary change to help balance enrolment in Kawana which would allow the subject suburbs to remain in Kawana, by instead transferring the Sippy Downs locality to Buderim. Many also suggested Palmview be transferred as well, using the Mooloolah River as the boundary. Sippy Downs and Palmview electors it was argued, share common interests with Buderim where those communities situated along Kawana’s coastal strip do not.
The Sunshine Coast is experiencing significant growth and Commission identified the need to establish the electorate of Ninderry to accommodate these surplus electors.
To the south-east of Ninderry, the electorate of Kawana was close to exceeding the acceptable enrolment quota. Changes to the boundaries therefore had to be made to ensure electors in this district had equal access to their representative and an equal say at the ballot box.
Following the large number of objections to this proposed change, the Commission sought an alternative solution that would balance enrolment, while also respecting the community interests outlined by the public objectors.
As mentioned above, a number of submitters offered an alternative suggestion for Sippy Downs and Palmview to be transferred to Buderim, allowing Buddina, Parrearra and Minyama to remain in Kawana. This arrangement satisfied the enrolment requirements of the redistribution and the commissioners decided to adopt the suggestion. "
Fran MatlockBeing regarded as a "surplus elector"by the electoral Commission I ask was any consideration given to the fact that the nearest electoral office of whoever wins the seat will be no where near where we the live in the Jones Rd/ Orme Rd area of Buderim.
We have been dumped into "no mans land"
with no respect or consideration shown to us, what so ever!
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