All it does is open the way for a referendum of residents I believe but I'm not sure if the submission was legally constituted or not. However I'm not sure if it is only the residents in the breakaway area who get a vote, or all residents in the Sunshine Coast regional council area.
All will be effected by any change.
Only Noosa residents will vote - provided the State govt. approves the Submission. The Minister will announce his decision on Nov.28th. Unfortunately Sunshine Coast Council is refusing to comment until that time - hence
Noosa Independent Alliance's claims are not being seriously questioned. As stated, I think it's been an undemocratic process - Noosa residents were not involved and did not approve the Submission.
Though it affects the Sunshine Coast only Noosa residents get a vote. As stated, I'm wondering if Noosa's Submission was legal - there were no public meetings and the final draft was not on a website. It's a Submission by NIA on behalf of the community but the public were not involved and had no opportunity to amend or approve proposals. Un-democratic ?
As stated I do not know, but as the group who submitted the document were made up by an amalgamation of four community groups and as anyone can join any of those groups I expect that it will be seen as being a submission from the wider community.
I believe you are attempting to tackle this from the wrong end. Everyone in the local community gets a vote in the referendum, so if you are opposed to the split now is the time to form a group and start campaigning for a 'No' vote in the referendum.