THE LNP will appoint a Cross-Border Commissioner to help resolve issues and anomalies along the Queensland border.
LNP deputy leader Deb Frecklington made the announcement alongside LNP Candidate for Southern Downs James Lister in Goondiwindi.
“To many communities, the Queensland border is a line on a map which does not reflect their daily lives or habits,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“Whether you live in Currumbin, Stanthorpe, Goondiwindi, Quilpie or Birdsville, you interact with people in other states on a daily basis, and often your closest major service centre is located in another state.
To many communities, the Queensland border is a line on a map which does not reflect their daily lives or habits.
“The daily realities of life such as property matters, tourism marketing, transport, licensing, departmental services and the sharing of information don’t stop simply because there is a line on the map.”
Mrs Frecklington said the commissioner would be tasked with solving problems across the Queensland Government and will have a roving brief to coordinate across all government departments.
“The Commissioner will also enhance intergovernmental cooperation and work with local Governments and other non-government organisations to consider, analyse and resolve issues.”
Mr Lister said the commissioner would be responsible for delivering commonsense outcomes for communities and businesses.
“Importantly the commissioner will be based in Southern Downs,” Mr Lister said.
commitment to close collaboration between the two jurisdictions.
The appointment of a commissioner builds on an existing agreement committing Queensland and NSW to close collaboration.