15 December, 2022

‘Moreton Bay City’ submissions are in for review

PEOPLE in the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) area have had their say on the review of their divisional arrangements, with 103 written submissions received during the consultation period.

Moreton Bay Mayor, Peter Flannery.
Moreton Bay Mayor, Peter Flannery.

The Local Government Change Commission (Change Commission) was asked by the Minister responsible for Local Government in September to assess a proposal from the MBRC to change the classification of its council from a regional to a city council.

As part of this review, written submissions were invited from residents from November 14 to 28.

Electoral Commissioner, Pat Vidgen, said the feedback received would inform the Change Commission’s assessment.

“I want to thank those Moreton Bay residents who took the time to complete a submission and provide their feedback,” Mr Vidgen said.

“We know people feel very strongly about the arrangements in their local area and local knowledge is always valued during these review processes.

“The large number of submissions we received reflects the high level of interest and investment people have in their local community.

“The consideration of submissions is just one part of the assessment the Change Commission will make.”

Submissions received during the consultation period, along with the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s submission on the review are available on the Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ) website.

The final report is expected to be available in April 2023.

The Change Commission is the independent body responsible for assessing proposed changes to Queensland councils.

It can only assess proposals referred by the Minister for Local Government.


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