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The Honourable David Crisafulli MP, Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience recently announced that de-amalgamations would proceed in four Queensland local government areas, namely:
In all cases the de-amalgamations will be to the boundaries as they existed at the 2008 council amalgamations.
The Local Government (De-amalgamation Implementation) Regulation 2013, which formalised the process, was enacted on 11 April 2013.
The transition phase commenced on 12 April 2013 with the appointment of transfer managers, who will oversee the transition process and establish the new local government. The Minister has also appointed a local advisory committee for each area to provide advice to the transfer managers on local issues.
The new councils will officially commence operations on 1 January 2014.
For further information about each de-amalgamation, please refer to the relevant section:
Peter has direct local government experience in Queensland, including eight-plus years leading Livingstone and the Mackay Regional Councils, both of which exposed him to the amalgamations of 2008. He also has direct experience in a local government de-amalgamation, working at Victoria’s Delatite Shire Council, where as Director Administrative and Community Services he developed the financial models for the two new councils (Mansfield and Benalla).
Postal address: c/- Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Qld 4560
Street address: Level 3, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin Qld 4565
Phone: 5449 5385
Jeff had 18 years experience as a local government chief executive officer, 14 of which he spent running one of the largest local governments in South Australia. He also was the project manager for the amalgamation which led to the establishment of the City of Onkaparinga, SA. He now consults to a range of councils and the Local Government Association of South Australia on current local government issues.
Postal address: PO Box 359, Cairns Qld 4870
Street address: 64-66 Front Street, Mossman Qld 4873
Phone: 4099 9438
Graeme has 20 years experience as a local government chief executive officer in Queensland and he has spent the last three and half years with the Gladstone Regional Council. As the former chief executive officer of Calliope which amalgamated with Gladstone, he understands the issues confronting the Rockhampton and Livingstone region.
Postal address: PO Box 1860, Rockhampton Qld 4700
Street address: To be advised
Phone: 4939 9802
Rod has 22 years experience as a chief executive officer of local governments in Queensland. His experience includes the establishment of the Southern Downs Regional Council which incorporated the former Warwick Shire Council of which Rod was the chief executive officer. He has a wealth of experience working in regional and rural local governments across Queensland and has an acute understanding of the issues they face.
Postal address: PO Box 154, Mareeba Qld 4880
Street address: 65 Rankin Street, Mareeba Qld 4880
Phone: 4043 4930