On Tuesday, 5 March, Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) at a Coordination Committee Meeting will consider the future of divisional newsletters. These newsletters are delivered into each letterbox across the Moreton Bay Region and are exempt from junk mail rules.
Further, residents can’t opt out of receiving these newsletters, because they are mostly distributed using the Australia Post unaddressed mailing system.
An MBRC document says: “Council is committed to informing the community in an accurate and timely manner about its services, facilities, events and projects through the publication of divisional newsletters.”
However, since these newsletters have been in place, technology and the way the general population consume news and information has change. Also, people’s perception on the use of paper and the impact it has on the environment, including landfill has shifted.