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Energex proposal to construct an overhead double circuit 110kV powerline along the alignment of the Pacific Highway from Scotsdale Drive, Mudgeeraba to the Tugun substation

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Dereka Ogden
President Gecko-Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council Inc
139 Duringan Street
CURRUMBIN QLD 4223

Total Signatures - 2531

Sponsoring Member: Jann Stuckey MP

Posting Date: 11/11/2008

Tabled Date: 11/11/2008

Responded By: Hon Geoff Wilson MP on 24/12/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House their concerns at the Energex proposal to construct an overhead double circuit 110kV powerline along the alignment of the Pacific Highway from Scotsdale Drive, Mudgeeraba to the Tugun substation. This powerline is in close proximity of residential houses, schools and childcare centres and poses a potential health risk; degrades the visual and community amenity of these southern Gold Coast suburbs; will result in the destruction of vegetation important to community amenity and habitat; and will have a substantial negative impact on property values of homes along the alignment; Energex has also failed to adequately inform the residents of the affected suburbs of their proposal causing great distress and uncertainty. Your petitioners therefore request the House to direct Energex to • Direct Energex to put the powerlines underground or construct them away from a built up suburban area; • Undertake to fully inform all members of the suburbs Mudgeeraba, Reedy Creek, Tallebudgera, Elanora, Palm Beach, Currumbin and Tugun of their proposal.