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EDV says ‘we will win right to split’ from the Coast

LET’S SPLIT: Johanne Wright leads a protest against SCC decision to disallow EDV residents to join Noosa Shire.
LET’S SPLIT: Johanne Wright leads a protest against SCC decision to disallow EDV residents to join Noosa Shire. Geoff Potter

BREAKAWAY leader Johanne Wright has vowed that Sunshine Coast Council's unanimous vote to reject losing a northern chunk of the shire to Noosa does not end the campaign.

Instead Ms Wright and her fellow EDV Residents Group supporters are more determined than ever for Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs to leave the Coast.

The EDV claim to have been blindsided by a motion put forward at the SCC general meeting last Thursday by Mayor Mark Jamieson to reject this proposed boundary realignment in the wake of the Noosa de-amalgamation.

What has stunned the EDV and galvanized their will to join Noosa, is the claim that the mayor has disregarded an undertaking to give the EDV until the end of August to mount their case.

Cr Jamieson insists that without SCC support the Local Government Minister David Crisafulli will not put the EDV boundary submission to the Change Commission for review. Ms Wright took to Twitter and Facebook an hour after the council vote to vent her ire at the handling of their cause which they claim attracted 80% support in their commissioned community survey.

"This is a huge breach of faith as during informal discussions we agreed the council would be presented with a formal submission by us by the end of August for them to make a full consideration of our desire for a change," Ms Wright said online.

"As far as I am concerned this is not unexpected and a good example of why we do not want to be part of a council that is not prepared to consider the wishes of residents and is more concerned about maintenance of an empire."

Ms Wright also contacted Noosa News to say she felt the council actions had "highly pre-empted" the agreed communication process with council and the EDV. She said she had met earlier this month with Cr Jamieson and the council CEO John Knaggs as part of initial discussions and had handed over general briefing notes after a council request.

But she said this information was not by any stretch their case on which the SCC should decide its final position. The EDV will, regardless of this vote, put its strongest case forward for joining Noosa, in time for an April deadline set by the minister.

However Mr Crisafulli's latest response throws serious doubt over the EDV's chances of success.

"As I have consistently said, any boundary realignment proposal would need the support of both councils," Mr Crisafulli told the Noosa News last Friday.

"Consistent with the Government's position, any group that secures the support of both councils can make a boundary realignment request at any time."

Topics:  noosa de-amalagamation noosa politics


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