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PUBLIC NOTICE

Local Government Act 2009

  1. Goondiwindi Regional Council (“Council”) has proposed to make subordinate local laws as follows—
    1. Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020;
    2. Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020;
    3. Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020;
    4. Parking (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020.
  2. Possible anti-competitive provisions have been identified in the proposed subordinate local laws as follows—
    1. Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020;
    2. Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020.
  3. Council has proposed to conduct a public interest test in relation to possible anti-competitive provisions identified in the proposed subordinate local laws referred to in paragraph 2.
  4. Various local laws authorise the making of the proposed subordinate local laws referred to in paragraph 1 as follows—
    1. Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 authorises the making of subordinate local laws as follows—
      1. Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020;
      2. Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020;
    2. Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011 authorises the making of Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020;
    3. Local Law No. 5 (Parking) 2011 authorises the making of Parking (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020.
  5. The proposed subordinate local laws referred to in paragraph 1 amend current subordinate local laws of Council as follows—
    1. Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) 2011;
    2. Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.8 (Operation of Caravan Parks) 2011;
    3. Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011;
    4. Parking (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 5 (Parking) 2011.
  6. The purpose and general effect of the proposed subordinate local laws referred to in paragraph 1 is as follows—
    1. Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) 2011, and in particular, regulates bush camping;
    2. Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.8 (Operation of Caravan Parks) 2011, and in particular, the conditions that will ordinarily be imposed in an approval for the prescribed activity;
    3. Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011, and in particular, identifies a motorbike prohibited area;
    4. Parking (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 5 (Parking) 2011, and in particular, identifies a traffic area and amends the penalty attributable to one minor traffic offence.
  7. Written submissions by any person in support of, or objecting to, the proposed subordinate local laws referred to in paragraph 1 are invited for a 42 day period commencing on Thursday 14th January 2021 and ending on Friday 26th February 2021 (the “consultation period”). 
  8. During the consultation period Council will make available for inspection and collection at Council’s public offices at 4 McLean Street, Goondiwindi, 18 Elizabeth Street, Inglewood and High Street, Texas copies of —
    1. the proposed subordinate local laws referred to in paragraph 1; and
    2. a public interest test plan about each possible anti‑competitive provision included in the proposed subordinate local laws.
  9. Submissions must be received on or before Friday 26th February 2021 stating—
    1. the grounds of the submission; and
    2. the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.

 

Chief Executive Officer

A copy of the drafts can be found under Community Consultation

Please contact Council's Legal Officer, Krista Roberts, for any further details on 0427 545 625.

GOONDIWINDI TOWN COMMON

Goondiwindi Town Common is currently OPEN (last updated 11 Jan 2020).

PUBLIC NOTICE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BRIGALOW RESERVE

Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 27 October 2020, resolved to temporarily close the Brigalow Reserve (described as Lot 242 on MH735) to the general public for a period of 6 months to enable the restoration / rehabilitation of the area.

To clarify, the reserve will remain available to travelling stock as/when required however it will be closed to the general public for recreational purposes.

This temporary closure is effective from Wednesday, 11 November 2020; an assessment will then be scheduled in March 2021 to review the reserve conditions at that time.

WATER METER REPLACEMENT

Goondiwindi Regional Council is undertaking a Water Meter Replacement program for older water meters within the regional Council area.

Council officers will be accessing properties to replace older water meters, please make sure it is easily accessible and free from obstructions.

MAYOR VISITS

The Honourable Councillor Lawrence Springborg, AM - Mayor of the Goondiwindi Regional Council will be working from Inglewood and Texas from 9am to 12.30pm on a regular basis as follows:

  • Texas:  Second Tuesday of the month at the Texas Cultural Centre
  • Inglewood:  Fourth Friday of the month at the Inglewood Civic Centre

He will also be available in Goondiwndi on Tuesdays.

On occasion the days may change due to other commitments.

Please telephone 07 4671 7437 if you would like to make an appointment.

QUEENSLAND FIRE NOTIFICATIONS

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) manage fire bans and notifications about fires in our area.  Please visit their website - https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushfireSafety/Neighbourhood-Safer-Places/lgas/Pages/Goondiwindi-Regional-Council.aspx

GOONDIWINDI NATURAL HERITAGE AND WATER PARK

Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park (Water/ Ski Park) waterways are currently CLOSED (last updated 13 June 2019)

Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park (Water/ Ski Park) park, children's play area and walking tracks are currently OPEN (last updated 19 May 2020)

GOONDIWINDI ARGUS

Around Council 16 December Goondiwindi Argus

 

MACINTYRE GAZETTE

Around Council MacIntyre Gazette advert 17 December 2020