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On 10 August 2007, the Legislative Assembly passed legislation to restructure Queensland local governments.
A regulation has been made under the previous Local Government Act 1993 to establish the framework for the transferring of employees, assets, liabilities and property between local government in relation to transferring areas, in accordance with the allocation methodology developed by the then Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation (now Department of Local Government and Planning). In particular, the regulation empowers and directs the Queensland Grants Commission (the Commission) to make decisions about the allocation that are consistent with the methodology.
The main purpose of the Local Government Reform Implementation (Transferring Areas) Regulation 2007 is to make provision for empowering and directing the Commission to make decisions about the allocation of employees, assets, liabilities and property of any kind between local governments whose areas have a transferring area included in them or excluded from them.
These decisions were gazetted in the Queensland Government Gazette on 7 March 2008, in accordance with the Local Government Reform Implementation (Transferring Areas) Regulation 2007 and may be subject to revision as a result of amended submissions based on finalisation of councils' financial position as at 14 March 2008.
The transferring areas that are covered in this regulation and where decisions are required of the Commission are detailed below: