About Division 5

 

A SNAPSHOT OF DIVISION 5 … (Figures are approximates and are primarily derived from the 2016 Census and the Electoral Commission of Queensland.)

Population – BARGARA       – Total 7,485 – See all 2016 Bargara Statistics here
Population Growth Rate3.9%
Unemployment – 746 
Average Family Income$1,282/week (Qld Ave = $1,661)
Coastline11 kms of coral reefs, basalt shoreline & white sandy beaches
ClimateSub-tropical (Equivalent to Hawaii)
SettlementMainly coastal residential with commercial & tourism facilities
Tourist AccommodationBudget to 4.5 star
TopographyFlat
Road Distance from Bundaberg City13 kms (15 mins drive)
Public Transport (ex Brisbane) – Air (55 mins) & Train (4.5 hrs)
Voting System (2012 & 2016)DivisionalOptional Preferential
Enrolled Voters – 6,256 
No. of Councillors (Division 5)1
No. of Councillors (Regional)10 + Mayor

SOME HANDY LINKS…

To view map of ALL COUNCIL DIVISIONS click here

To view map of DIVISION 5 click here

To visit the BUNDABERG REGIONAL COUNCIL WEBSITE click here

To contact any BUNDABERG REGIONAL COUNCILLOR click here

GREG’S OVERVIEW OF DIVISION 5…

The Bundaberg Regional Council area is divided into 10 single member electoral Divisions with each individual Councillors being assigned a portfolio.

In general terms, Division 5 incorporates the townships of Bargara and Innes Park North with the centreline of Hughes Road and the proposed Hughes Road Extension forming the main Western boundaries and the Great Sandy Marine Park forming the Eastern shoreline boundary. Division 5 is bordered by Division 6 to the North, West and South.

The townships are predominantly residential in nature with fringing rural land providing an attractive and practical buffer zone between the coast and the more urban areas of Bundaberg City. All townships within Division 5 abut the basalt foreshores with its interspersed white sandy beaches and unique shoreline coral reefs.

By far, the main community asset is the idyllic sub-tropical lifestyle and village atmosphere that exists on the Coral Coast. Residents simply don’t want to be lost within a mass of surburbia and the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.

Quality and sustainable development seems to be generally accepted provided it is appropriately balanced with the predicted population growth, the availability of sufficient infrastructure and the provisions of, and adherence to, a responsible planning scheme.

Many residents are concerned that a new planning scheme could see a relaxation of the subdivision constraints (including building heights), resulting in premature and ad-hoc development of the coastal area.

As the local representative, I’m committed to ensuring that the long-standing wishes and expectations of our community are promoted and reflected in the Council’s planning documents.

I have also fought to ensure that Division 5 received it’s fair share of capital and operatrional funding during the deliberations for all Budgets since the 2000/2001 through to the 2018/2019 deliberations. 

It’s important that your voice is heard on the Council.
Please feel free to call me on 0488 539 123

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