Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ansett Puts Bubbly on Ice

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ansett Puts Bubbly on Ice

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BOB Ansett won't be cracking open the champagne bottles as Noosa celebrates its first big step in its divorce from the Sunshine Coast.

Mr Ansett, from the Noosa Independence Alliance, said they were ascaling Mount Everest and what we've done is reach base campa.

aWe're going for the summit and we won't be celebrating till we get there,a he said.

Mr Ansett said Local Government Minister David Crisafulli's decision to refer Noosa's de-amalgamation bid to the Boundaries Commissioner was a acombination of five years worka.

aIt started with Friends of Noosa, then the Noosa Independence Alliance. It is the result of hundreds of volunteers and supporters and it is an outcome the whole community can take credit for,a he said.

Mr Ansett said the Commissioner, with Queensland Treasury, would now move to averifya the reams of material submitted by the Alliance.

Mr Ansett said there had been a push from within the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to influence the government to make the decision aCoast-widea, but ultimately it was a astrictly Noosaa verdict. …

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