Petition to ban rezoning to be tabled at council meeting

A PETITION against potential zoning changes in the Fraser Coast Regional Council's draft town plan has been handed to the council, with an estimated 1600 signatures.

Retired businessman Greg Miller launched the petition last month over changes that would have seen commercial areas of Maryborough rezoned to low density residential.

He presented the signatures to Fraser Coast Councillor James Hansen on Thursday.

Mr Miller said he had been surprised by the number of signatures on the petition.

Cr Hansen said the council had realised there were mistakes in the draft plan as soon as it had been released.

"This just reinforces the message we've already received," he said.

Cr Hansen will present the petition at the council's next general meeting.

He said he was confident no commercial business would be rezoned.

A copy of the petition was also handed to Maryborough MP Anne Maddern, who will present it to Assistant Minister for Planning Reform, Rob Molhoek.

Mrs Maddern said she believed the draft plan was too complicated.

"I've got some grave concerns about it."



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