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DOWNS SHIRE APPROVED
Executive approval has been given to the proposal for the redistribution of local govern ment in the Toowoomba area.
Stating this last night, the Local Government Minister (Mr. Power) said the decision would become effective from tie date of the triennial elec ;ions in May. It would result in the operation of five local authority areas where seven now present existed. This would be done by abol ishing Drayton and Highfields hires, and amalgamating por tions of those areas in the shires of Cambooya, Crow's Nest, and Jondaryan, and1 the city of Toowoomba. ? Several minor boundary adjustments would be made, involving the Toowoomba, Gatton, Drayton, Crow's Nest, and Highfields areas.