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Council to continue fight for the Mid-Brisbane River

Somerset Regional Council has resolved to continue its campaign to the State Government for increased investment to manage the Mid-Brisbane River.

Published: 11th August 2021

Somerset Regional Council has resolved to continue its campaign to the State Government for increased investment to manage the Mid-Brisbane River by submitting motions for debate at the upcoming Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Conference.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said he has been disappointed with the State Government’s apathetic response to Council’s call for a long term partnership.

“We have requested meetings and deputations with Minister Stewart on several occasions now, with a meeting date yet to be confirmed. It’s time to put these issues on a State-wide platform,” Mayor Lehmann said.

“These areas are State land under their jurisdiction. Council’s hands are tied.”

“The Mid Brisbane River is a beautiful natural environment that provides a playground for residents and visitors alike. Unfortunately, a minority few continue to cause significant damage through anti-social behaviour and destruction of banks and the river bed.” Mayor Lehmann said.

Council has also resolved to submit motions to review the outdated State Government assessment framework for poultry farms and called for changes to ensure rural councils have their voices better heard at the LGAQ. The LGAQ Annual

Conference will be held from 25-27 October 2021 in Mackay.
 

 

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