Murarrie’s boundaries are set to change after Council completed it's review of the suburb boundaries last week.
A staggering 89.2% of residents who responded in Park Hill Village and the Barracks supported my proposal to transfer them into Cannon Hill.
Only 11.5% of residents opposed the move.
Of the 588 homes surveyed, 269 had their say- which is just under half.
The results give a strong mandate for change in the area.
The community has spoken and it’s clear they feel that their area identifies more with Cannon Hill than Murarrie.
There were several recurring themes in the submissions, including that the Cannon Hill train station was right beside the Park Hill and that the estate and used to be called the Cannon Hill saleyards before it was subdivided.
Council’s proposal to shift the Tingalpa boundary westward from Bulimba Creek to the Gateway Motorway did not fare as well.
The results in Tingalpa were closer, but still clear cut. 63.1% of residents who responded opposed the boundary shift, preferring to stay as they are in Tingalpa.
36.8% of residents supported the move, but it simply isn’t enough of the community to warrant a change.
41% of the area’s 139 households had their say.
As a result of the definitive results of Boundary Review, the Cannon Hill proposal will proceed to the next stage, but the Tingalpa proposal will be scrapped.
I have also taken feedback from the Murarrie Progress Association on board and will be providing a detailed submission to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines for consideration.
Under the Place Names Act 1994 the Queensland Government has the final say in decisions involving place names, including suburbs.
Residents both inside and outside the areas concerned will be able to make submissions in the next phase of the process.