Prohibit Council ‘Unisex Only’ Gender Neutral Amenities Blocks

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Jeanette Maynes
350 Esplanade
Scarness Qld 4655
Total Signatures - 4,202
Sponsoring Member: Mr Steve Andrew MP
Posting Date: 30/1/2024
Closing Date: 15/5/2024
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland Residents draws to the attention of the House that the Fraser Coast Regional Council redevelopment of Scarness, Burrum Heads, Pialba and Torquay Caravan Parks will be amenities’ blocks that are ‘UNISEX ONLY’. Council has already implemented this at the new Scarness Caravan Park without community consultation and has further advised, Unisex toilets are planned for all amenity upgrades at Council owned beachfront caravan parks.

Council is failing to:

  • protect women and girls from predator males who have psychological issues, or perverts spying and filming over cubicles
  • protect all visitors and the vulnerable from the opposite sex that may be affected by substances, are dangerous or have mental health issues, which may increase instances of violence and sexual assaults
  • provide all visitors a choice of which separate amenities they wish to use (male, female or unisex) based on their personal safety requirements, religious and cultural grounds, or biological sex
  • ensure women, mothers and girls feel safe and comfortable avoiding confrontation by restricting access to females only
  • provide safety, dignity, security, respect, and privacy catering to all visitor’s preferred personal safe spaces, which could impact tourism negatively

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all in its power to ensure that Queensland Council public amenities, especially the Fraser Coast Regonal Council are to build all new buildings as gender specific with separate ‘Male & Female’ amenities blocks, to ensure users are not discriminated against at public amenities and caravan parks throughout the state.