Monday 6 August 2007

Local Govt Reform voted on this week

QLD State Cabinet today confirmed all boundary recommendations made by the Local Government Reform Commission in Queensland had been accepted.

Premier Peter Beattie and Minister for Local Government Andrew Fraser said Cabinet had also approved 22 of the other 25 recommendations made by the independent Commission to improve local government.

Mr Beattie said the Local Government Reform Implementation Bill 2007 would be introduced into State Parliament tomorrow.

“Legislation to facilitate this major reform agenda is needed immediately to provide certainty for affected communities prior to the March elections next year,” Mr Beattie said.

“A decision on electoral arrangements for new Councils is required by 27 September to allow the Australian Electoral Commission to prepare electoral rolls and it is not possible to alter this date.


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