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Removal of river sand and sediment from the Herbert River and the Hinchinbrook Channel

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Kevin Moore
82 Musgrave Street
HALIFAX QLD 4850

Total Signatures - 286

Sponsoring Member: Andrew Cripps MP

Posting Date: 23/04/2009

Tabled Date: 23/04/2009

Responded By: Hon Kate Jones MP on 9/06/2009

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of citizens of Queensland draws to the attention of the House to the recent major flood event that occurred in the Hinchinbrook Shire causing significant damage to public and private property and the role that the build up of river sand and sediment in the Herbert River played in the extent and severity of that flood event. Your petitioners therefore request the House to direct the Queensland Government to make allowances for the removal of river sand and sediment from the Herbert River and the Hinchinbrook Channel to alleviate the impact of the flooding problems on local communities in the Hinchinbrook Shire.