PLANNING SCHEME: A map from the Council's Planning Scheme outlines the areas that are at risk of being re-zoned.
PLANNING SCHEME: A map from the Council's Planning Scheme outlines the areas that are at risk of being re-zoned. Western Downs Regional Council

Zoning changes: How to write a submission to Council

DALBY residents concerned about the changes to zoning proposed by the Western Downs Regional Council can find out more in an information session on Thursday night.

The Dalby Chamber of Commerce is inviting Dalby residents to come along to an evening where learning how to write an effective submission to council is on the agenda.

In response to community concern, the Council extended the cut-off date for submissions to be made disputing the changes proposed in its planning scheme from November 30 to December 14.

To help residents take advantage of the extra time, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting the information session.

Chamber president Rohan May said people had inquired about the process involved in making a submission.

"A lot of people contacted us saying they needed help in understanding how to write a good submission,” Mr May said.

"We thought the best thing to do would be to run a session to give people those skills so they can make sure their views are heard.”

The session will relate not to the pros and cons of the zoning amendment, but specifically to the process of writing a submission.

"There are a range of views on this, including the Dalby Chamber's views, but this is about 'how do I get the best out of the submission process and make sure my voice is heard?',” he said.

The information session will be held at the Dalby Chamber Office at 6.30pm.


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