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Idabu Pontoon, Thursday Island

Eligibility - Electors of the Division of Cairns

Principal Petitioner:

Larry James
PO Box 1
THURSDAY ISLAND QLD 4875

Total Signatures - 236

Sponsoring Member: Jason O'Brien

Posting Date: 26/11/2008

Tabled Date: 26/11/2008

Responded By: Hon John Mickel MP on 20/01/2009

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of the electors of the Division of Cook draws to the attention of the House the: • dilapidated condition of the Idabu pontoon on Thursday Island; • inaccessibility of the facility at medium and low tides; • lack of infrastructure there to cater for the aged and disabled; and • unauthorised use of the pontoon by commercial operators since they are provided with no other suitable moorings. Your petitioners therefore request the House to: • repair the pontoon to a serviceable condition; • dredge the surroundings to allow accessibility at all tides; • modify the design to give access to the aged and disabled; and • erect a sign directing commercial operators away from the pontoon.