30 July, 2021

Moreton Bay Council seeks input during review of local laws

NO STONE will be left unturned as part of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s (MBRC) wide sweeping Local Laws Review, Mayor Peter Flannery has said.

Cr Flannery said that many local laws played a major part in everyday lives by setting community standards and improving the liveability for all residents.

Even if there was no outcry about any particular issues, Cr Flannery nonetheless said rules were being reviewed to ensure they reflected community expectations, which was important as the region kept growing and changing.

“Based on public feedback, we’ve narrowed the discussion down to 30 important questions we want to drill down on, including parking large vehicles on residential streets and untidy backyards,” Cr Flannery said.

“Some people told us that they think that parking caravans, boats and trailers on residential streets take up too many parking spaces.

“Others thought Council should have the power to tell property owners to clean up their untidy backyard and unsightly pools.

“We want to hear from as many residents as possible on these topics so we can make an informed decision about whether we need to make a change, apply a new condition or keep them perfectly how they are.”

Cr Flannery deemed that what might be a good rule change for semi-rural and rural parts of the region might not be the same for more built-up urbanised areas, in which case it might mean making a change to a specific geographical area within the Moreton Bay region.

“These are all things Council needs to consider so we can stay diligent in making sure Moreton Bay region is the best place to live for all of our residents,” Cr Flannery said.

“So I encourage you all to join the debate on how we regulate by visiting the Your Say Moreton Bay website.”

To participate in the Local Laws Review, please visit https://yoursay.moretonbay.


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