The Referendum Question is:
Should a Noosa Shire Council be created by the de-amalgamation of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council local government area, with the costs to be met by the Noosa Shire Council?
Noosa residents have less than four weeks to decide whether they wish to de-amalgamate from the current SCRC and return to having their own local Noosa council. Last year NRRA surveyed its members and the broader community and found that between 65-70% supported de-amalgamation. Around a further 15% of those surveyed at that time felt they may support it if the costs were not excessive. Recently a random sample of residents surveyed by the University of the Sunshine Coast revealed that 38% of respondents indicated they would require “more information to make an informed judgement” (see attached press release).
So, respecting the diverse views of members and in the interests of providing balanced information, please see below the range of links to articles and reports which outline various de-amalgamation issues in some detail. Check Noosa News and Noosa Today for latest updates and insights. As eligible voters, take the time to gain the broadest possible understanding of the issues; contribute your thoughts and ideas about the best governance model for Noosa’s future to the public debate and attend upcoming forums.
Tuesday February 12th 6pm Cooroy Bowls Club, 5 Opal St, Cooroy - Hosted by Cooroy Chamber of Commerce
Mayor Jamieson advocating case to stay with SCC vs Cr Russell Green making the case for Yes to De-amalgamation
Noosa Independence Alliance (NIA) has arranged a series of forums, to be facilitated by Allan Bonsall, where the latest information will be available and your views on Noosa’s future can be explored (see attachment). The forums will be held across the old Noosa Shire including:
Thursday February 21st 7-9pm CWA Hall, Maple St, Cooroy - Hosted by Cooroy Area of Residents Association (CARA)
Saturday February 23rd 11am – 1pm Pomona Memorial School Arts Hall, 8 Reserve St Pomona - Hosted by Pomona Community House (PCH)
Monday February 25th 5-6pm Peregian Beach Surf Club, Kingfisher Drive - Hosted by Peregian Beach Community Association (PBCA)
Tuesday February 26th 7-9pm Sunshine Beach State School, David Low Way - Hosted by Tourism Noosa
Wednesday February 27th 7-9pm Auditorium, Christian Outreach Centre, Cnr Beckmans and Eumundi Rds, Noosaville - Hosted by Noosa Chamber of Commerce & Industry
For Polling information about polling venues and other details, with thanks to the NIA team, please see attached.
Visit www.freenoosa.com for more information including how you can assist.
Take the time to become a well informed, confident voter for the best future for Noosa!
De-Amalgamation Information Night
Sunshine Beach State High School, David Low Way, Sunshine Beach
Tuesday February 26th
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