‘Thanks, but no thanks'

HAVING found the issue too difficult for the Queensland Police Service, the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission has recommended control of sometimes rowdy and unregistered off-road motorcycles be handed over to local councils.

“No thanks!” Gympie regional councillors said at this week's meeting of their Community and Economic Development Committee.

The recommendation also called for councils to restrict the use of motorcycles on private property.

Committee chairman Tony Perrett said councils lacked police powers to deal with it.

Planning chairman Ian Petersen described the idea as “ridiculous”.

“If the police can't handle it, I'm damned sure we can't either,” he said.

Mayor Ron Dyne said it was “another nail in the coffin of local government”.

“People will now hate councils, not the government.

“It's another example of new responsibilities being foisted onto councils, without funding.”

Gympie Times


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