Community Consultation need for Tara Hospital Redevelopment

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Sophia Bougoure
2 Smallacombe Street
Tara Qld 4421
Total Signatures - 647
Sponsoring Member: Ms Ann Leahy MP
Posting Date: 25/1/2023
Closing Date: 17/2/2023
Tabled Date: 21/2/2023
Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 23/3/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland Residents draws to the attention of the House

  • the lack of community consultation in relation to the Tara Hospital Redevelopment
  • the fact three months has passed since the Government stated to the Parliament that a communications plan for the Tara Hospital Redevelopment would be developed
  • the known flood impacts on the current redevelopment site

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all within its power to

  • Immediately permit representatives from the Tara Hospital Auxiliary on all Tara Hospital Redevelopment working groups
  • Consult immediately with the Western Downs Regional Council with regard to the location of the redeveloped hospital to ensure flood immunity is maintained for the Hospital
  • Ensure that the Helipad remains fully operational during and after the redevelopment
  • Conduct community consultation open to the public in the Tara District within one month of the launch of this petition.