Coast ratepayers last-ditch effort to get pollies attention

A SUNSHINE Coast ratepayers association has taken out a newspaper advertisement in a last ditch effort to get local politicians' attention.

The Residents Association South advert in today's Sunshine Coast Daily condemns the State Government's decision to include a section of Halls Creek in the investigation area for housing development.

"We believe that by including Halls Creek as an 'investigation area' breaches those undertakings and even the reduced Halls Creek area is just as unacceptable," they stated in the ad.

"We call upon you to reverse the decisions on inclusion of any part of Halls Creek and we await your decision."

Association secretary Peter Bryant said they approached each of the state members Jarrod Bleijie, Steve Dickson, Glen Elmes, Mark McArdle (above), Andrew Powell and Fiona Simpson for a response before placing the ad - none of whom answered their questions about Halls Creek.

"Before the election campaign, those six members of parliament committed to the break between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and committed to respecting the views of the residents and they've basically breached every one of them," Mr Bryant said.

"It's important to keep the Sunshine Coast lifestyle and it is not to be North Brisbane, once that area's filled with population, we will be part of Brisbane."

Mr Bryant was unsure if the ad would change either of their minds, but it couldn't hurt to try given petitions and protests didn't work.

"We have to do something," he said. "They've got to adhere to those pre-election promises."


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