Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

De-Amalgamation Is Not Easy; Minister Warns Submission Must Have Clear Community Evidence

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

De-Amalgamation Is Not Easy; Minister Warns Submission Must Have Clear Community Evidence

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Byline: Christine McKee Christine.McKee@capnews.com.au

DE-AMALGAMATION won't be an easy option and needed to be built on more than nostalgia, Local Government Minister David Crisafulli warned this week.

C[pounds sterling]There needs to be an evidence-based community-backed submission based on the 2007 local government boundaries and a detailed estimate of the potential financial costs,C[yen] he said.

Those costs included both costs of the shire wishing to de-amalgamate and those of the council they wished to leave.

C[pounds sterling]This is serious business. De-amalgamation is not for the faint-hearted. It will reopen old wounds and shouldn't be hijacked by a vocal minority intent on pursuing their own agendas,C[yen] he said.

Despite the challenges, advocates for the former Livingstone Shire to de-amalgamate believed they were well placed to have a submission ready.

David Spearitt was preparing an independent financial analysis, and according to Cr Bill Ludwig, was one of the best local government consultants in Queensland. …

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