Dear members, member groups and supporters,
As we advance into 2018 it is becoming clearer that the depth of issues arising for Queensland’s Local Councils is increasing.
For example, the new CEO at Logan sacked for drawing attention to issues within that council? Many other issues affect many councils right across the state.
Attending our bi-annual forum is one strategy for Queensland citizens to declare their concern not only about their local council, but about all the issues that are affecting Queensland Councils.
In the last year, at great expense to ratepayers and tax payers we have seen 5 inquiries that to this day still leave many of the real issues facing Qld Councils unresolved.
(These included: Operation Belcarra, Financial Sustainability, the review of local council elections as conducted by ECQ, the councillor complaint process review and Making Public Allegations Public.)
The inquiries in total are nothing more than a bandaid. We need a comprehensive inquiry into the state of councils in Queensland.
Hence again I urge you to attend the forum.
We are very pleased to announce that Bob Ansett has agreed to speak. Bob was a stalwart of the successful campaign to de-amalgamate Noosa Shire.
Our bi-partisan forum will be joined by Jonathan Sri (Greens Councillor from Gabba Ward Brisbane) and Ken Park (Former Mayor) as major speakers.
We look forward to their contributions and the Q&A sessions with these speakers.
Please see the attached flyer – but here are some more details:
DATES: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018. Starting time: 9.00am with close 12:00PM Sunday
PLACE: The Redcliffe Hall which is entered via the car park located at 138 Sutton St, Redcliffe. (Old Crazy Clark’s Building)
COST: $20 includes morning and afternoon tea. Lunch can be purchased or BYO.
FORUM DINNER: ALL participants and their friends are welcome to join us on Saturday night for dinner at My Greek Cuzina/Ceylon Inn*. This will be at your own cost.
* PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DINNER VENUE – THE RSL is being renovated)
BOOKING: Please send your RSVP by reply email before Monday 19th February if possible (including for the Forum Dinner) . Late RSVPs will be accepted, but for catering purposes , the earlier the better.
We hope to have an online booking facility available in the near future. Those who have RSVP’d will be advised of further details as they come to hand.
- Scarborough Caravan Park 07 3203 8864 http://www.scarboroughholidayvillage.com.au/villas/
- Kipparing Motor Village 07 3283 3933 http://www.kipparingvillagemotel.com.au
- Redcliffe Motor Inn 07 3282 4600 http://www.redcliffemotorinn.com.au
Plus a google search will bring other accommodation options.
My Google search for accommodation indicated limited choices – so be quick.
Do not hesitate to contact Colin (President) on 04 3507 3072 or Joanna (Secretary) on 04 8898 8383 for more information.
The QLGRA appreciates all the work of the Moreton Ratepayers Action Group in bringing this meeting together.
Please do not hesitate to forward this to others who may be interested.
Looking forward to seeing you there on the 24th February,
Qld Local Government Reform Alliance (QLGRA), Inc.
Phone: 07 5463 5039 (Preferred) 04 8898 8383.