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31-03-2009
Councils Count Amalgamation Costs

Today is the last day for Queensland councils to lodge claims with the state government for compensation of the costs of last year’s amalgamations, Local Government Association of Queensland president, Cr Paul Bell said.

Twenty-two councils had or would be lodging submissions by the deadline, Cr Bell said.

The councils include:
• Sunshine Coast Regional Council ($12 million)
• Rockhampton Regional Council ($8 million)
• Goondiwindi Regional Council ($7 million)
• Tablelands Regional Council $6 million)
• Logan City Council ($5 million)
• Dalby Regional Council ($5 million), and
• Whitsunday Regional Council ($4.9 million).

Councils which have indicated they would not be lodging submissions to the government are Moreton Bay Regional Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

“The councils have all lodged claims which are limited and appropriate,” Cr Bell said.

“We urge the state government to be genuine in its approach to considering the claims,” he said.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LGAQ House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


Cr Paul Bell

Cr Paul Bell, AM President
Executive
president@lgaq.asn.au    P: 07 3000 2222    M: 0418 791 596