QLD – changes to ministry
Media statement Thursday 14 December (attributable to Jeremy Irvine, CEO)
Parking Australia notes the news of Transport Minister Mark Bailey announcing his resignation from Queensland’s cabinet. During his time, Minister Bailey has led an important portfolio and we wish him well in the future.
We look forward to working with the new minister collaboratively and positively on a range of parking-related matters.
Of note and focus will be discussions on the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2021, submissions on a review which closed in late August. After submissions closed, Parking Australia wrote to Minister Bailey enclosing a copy of our submission, reiterating the wish to work collaboratively with government on the matter, and highlighting the policies’ complexities and nuances in these discussions. A letter from the minister in response acknowledged our perspectives.
We have sought advice regularly on where matters are at and in doing so have consistently reiterated the importance of wider policy considerations being contextualised, and the importance of a holistic response to this matter.
Once the new minister is announced, we will write to them seeking a meeting in the new year to brief them on the issues, which as we have noted in the past in our submission and to Minister Bailey, are multi-faceted, and involve a series of policy considerations. We look forward to working with the new minister going forward.