NOOSA RALLYS FOR NO AMALGAMATION
Noosa residents are expected to show their undivided support for no amalgamation by turning up to several organised rally's scheduled for Sunday 20th May.
The rally's which will be held at Peregian Beach at 2.30pm outside the Peregian Surf Club; Noosa's Lions Park at 3.30pm at the conclusion of the Kate Ceberano Concert; and Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club at Noosaville at 4.00pm at the conclusion of the Riverfest Regatta, are expected to gather thousands of Noosarians all keen to display their unified support for "Keeping Noosa Special".
The Rally will provide all residents including children, mums, dads and grandparents the opportunity to sign letters and publically send a message to the Reform Commission that Noosa says no to amalgamation.
"The community is galvanizing, there is no doubt about it. Having participated in numerous industry and community meetings there is a clear and consistent message that Noosa residents and visitors alike want to vote with their feet and demonstrate their support for the "NO to Amalgamation" message.", said Tourism Noosa Chief Executive, Steve Cooper.
"This Sunday is an important opportunity to demonstrate to the decision makers the level of involvement and pride this community has in preserving the future of Noosa Shire. The public submission process finishes on the 25th of May, so time and support is of the essence, there won't be many chances to get our message across, I would urge everyone to try and attend".
On the day, special merchandise will be available to buy along with free car bumper stickers, temporary tattoos and balloons. "Keeping Noosa Special" and "No to Amalgamation" are central messages being delivered by rally spokespeople to demonstrate the level of concern in preserving what every local resident and visitor loves about Noosa.
Local Songwriter Lea Sanson has specially written a song that captures the spirit of Noosa and its community, Lea will be performing the song at the Lions Park Rally: Hastings St on Sunday.
The deadline for signatures and letters to be submitted to the Reform Commission and Premier Beattie is May 25th and all residents are encouraged to send their sentiments from all family members to the Commission and Premier by that date.
Another gathering opportunity will also be on Main Beach on Friday 18th May between 6.00am and 8.30am when the Channel 9's Today Show will broadcast live across Australia and New Zealand their weather segments from Noosa.