News

Bring power back to the council: Crisafulli

New SDRC CEO Andrew Roach and mayor Peter Blundell sign on the dotted line.
New SDRC CEO Andrew Roach and mayor Peter Blundell sign on the dotted line. Linden Morris

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council helped drive some of the biggest local government reforms in a generation.

Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said suggestions made by the SDRC contributed to amendments to the Local Government and City of Brisbane Acts that will change the way councils do business.

"During a meeting with the SDRC, councillors said community plans were costly, time consuming and duplicated information already contained in financial and corporate plans," he said.

"They also said conflict of interest provisions were too restrictive and prevented them from voting on issues related to local sporting and community groups if they were a member.

"The previous Act made councils less responsive to their communities and we're restoring their power to act."

SDRC mayor Peter Blundell said it was pleasing to see that the Mr Crisafulli acted upon advice from the council.

"The changes...will result in the community being able to better determine the direction that it takes, and to shape the community for future generations, rather than have direction determined in a capital city many miles from the regions those decisions affect," he said.

Stanthorpe Border Post

Topics:  david crisafulli local government southern downs regional council stanthorpe



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

BIG FREEZE: First frosts for Southern Downs this week

Frosty grass

It's take a while to get here, but the first frost is not far away

Woman charged with low range drink driving going to work

Police were involved in the Saturday night operation.

Police charge woman with low range drink driving on way to work

Game on at new arcade in Warwick

PLAY ON: Elizabeth Dennis gives the new arcade games at Video Ezy a shot.

New games arcade unveiled at Video Ezy

Local Partners

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

JUST ahead of the premiere of Game of Thrones season 7, we’ve been given new details about what to expect from the eighth and final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Game on at new arcade in Warwick

PLAY ON: Elizabeth Dennis gives the new arcade games at Video Ezy a shot.

New games arcade unveiled at Video Ezy

Big Pineapple festival safety concerns as 100s walk home

LONG WALK HOME: Many festival goers opted to take a dangerous walk home due to transport difficulty following the Big Pineapple Festival in Woombye on Saturday.

Big Pineapple festival-goers have braved dangerous walks home

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

Sally Skelton and Bojesse Pigram pictured after their battle performance on The Voice.

Sunshine Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

Why The Voice hasn't produced a star

Boy George responds to Brittania Clifford-Pugh's heart-warming message.

It's the industry, not the show, says Boy George

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!