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Powell Media Release – Time to have your say on the future of Residential Home Parks (11 January 2012)

It has been nearly twelve months since consultation forums were held with stakeholders within the residential park sector and the Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has welcomed the release of a discussion paper that encourages comments and submissions from the public.

 “Changes to this sector are a big deal to many people in the Glass House community who have chosen to make a permanent home for themselves in one of many manufactured home parks throughout theSunshineCoast.

 “The residential home park community were outraged in 2009 when legislative changes were introduced into Parliament that were set to have a massive effect on the way of life for residents of these parks and also operational changes for park owners.

 “On behalf of very passionate Glass House locals I presented a petition to the Parliament in 2009 that demanded the Government provide better consultation opportunities with the residential park community when considering legislative changes,” Mr Powell commented. 

 Copies of the discussion paper titled ‘Residential parks – strategies for encouraging alternative manufactured home sites inQueensland’ is available through Mr Powell’s office or www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/manufactured homes.  Submissions can be made in writing by 31 January 2012 or alternatively a questionnaire can be completed online.

 “Over 100 people turned out for the information forum last February which just goes to show how many in our community are affected by and interested in this issue. 

 “It is important that all of those involved with a manufactured home park have their say on what happens to the future of this style of living,” Mr Powell concluded.

 

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