Questions to

Cr.  Jenny McKay
Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

(sent 22.01.2013)

Could you please provide some answers to questions in relation to
the de-amalgamation of the Sunshine Coast Council.

1. When is the official date of the vote?     A:     9 March 2013

2. Who gets to vote – is it only residents of the proposed Noosa Shire – Ratepayers?
A. Just the residents within the previous Noosa Local Government Boundary

3. Do residents or ratepayers of the remainder of the present Sunshine Coast Council get to have a say on the matter?
No

4. If not – why not as it also has ramifications for them? This is a State Government decision.
Having read the Qld Boundary Commissioners Report, I think that all the region should have a say on what, according to the Commissioners Report, will have ramifications for the entire Sunshine Coast region.

5. What is the expected initial cost of the de-amalgamation for Noosa Ratepayers?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

6 What is the expected initial cost of the de-amalgamation for the remainder of the areas Ratepayers?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

7 What is the expected continual cost of the de-amalgamation for Noosa Ratepayers?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

8 What is the expected continual cost of the de-amalgamation for the remainder of the areas Ratepayers?Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

9 What is the percentage or numbers of votes required for this matter to go ahead?
50% plus 1 -

10 Should the vote be successful is de-amalgamation definitely going ahead?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

11 Should the proposal go ahead how are staff numbers going to be divided between the two councils?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

12 How will the number of elected representatives be allocated should any de-amalgamation go ahead?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

13 What are the expected benefits to both separate entities should de-amalgamation go ahead?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

14 How are these benefits going to be measured?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

15 What are the benefits and the draw backs to both areas following any de-amalgamation?
Refer to the Qld Boundary Commissioner’s Report

16 What is the official position of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council about de-amalgamation?
Council has clearly stated its position regarding de-amalgamation; it supports one united council for one united region.

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