Johanne Wright, front, and other Noosa Independence Alliance members with the postcards.
Johanne Wright, front, and other Noosa Independence Alliance members with the postcards.

NIA postcards hit the mark

NOOSA is on track to win a de-amalgamation boundary review as the August 29 submission deadline looms.

However, the Noosa Independence Alliance (NIA), which is guiding the Free Noosa campaign, says the devil remains in the detail.

According to NIA campaign manager Johanne Wright, Noosa has responded brilliantly to the group's postcard campaign, with the target tally well surpassed and about 100 arriving every day to request a review. And a late flood is more than likely in the coming days.

The NIA says approximately 7000 valid voters are needed as one of the triggers as outlined by the Local Government Minister David Crisafulli.

And that is to have 20% of the Noosa electorate sign a petition for boundary commissioner Colin Meng to go to work about seeing if Noosa should be unscrambled from the Sunshine Coast amalgamated council omelette. The submission to the boundary commissioner is the really critical bit we have to work on now," Ms Wright said on Friday.

"It's quite a challenge - as the minister has pointed out it's not just about the postcards - the key is the submission. We're getting input from a number of experts like economists, financial people, planners etc. We've had a lot of people offering their expertise and time which has been fantastic.

"That's really allowed us to do some detailed analysis to present to the commissioner and I think we should have that completed by the middle of next week."

A number of community organisations will check it all off before it goes.


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