Pre-polling booths open today in the four areas seeking to de-amalgamate from their regional councils. Voters in Noosa, Livingstone, Mareeba and Port Douglas go to the polls on March 9 but can cast an earlier vote if they are unavailable on polling day. “I’ve said time and time again that this is an important vote […]
Two former senior public servants today launched a website encouraging Noosa residents to consider the arguments for a “No” vote on 9 March. The website is at noosavotesno.blogspot.com.au. Peter Burke and George O’Farrell both have extensive public policy experience having held senior positions with state governments in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania. Mr Burke […]
[vid]Mayor accepts Noosa’s aim for self determination but says “accept the umpires” figures on the costs.
[vid]The Minister for Local Government has said the figures in the Queensland Treasury Report on de-amalgamation are “gospel”.
People living in the former Noosa Shire are being urged to consider all the facts as they prepare to vote on de-amalgamation.
[vid][vid]Noosa residents will go to the polls to decide if they return to their old shire but people will have to make a judgement about whether reverting to an independent council is worth the cost.
Mayor Mark Jamieson has acknowledged the decision by the Local Government Minister David Crisafulli to refer Noosa’s de-amalgamation proposal to the Boundaries Commissioner.
Local Government Minister David Crisafulli will refer de-amalgamation proposals from five former shires to the Boundaries Commissioner. Noosa being one of them.