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Permanent Police Officer for Burnett Heads

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Barry bulluss
Area Coordinator Burnett Heads/Port
Bargara 4 Neighbourhood Watch
8 Scott Street, Burnett Heads Q 4670

Total Signatures - 489

Sponsoring Member: Rob Messenger MP

Posting Date: 17/06/2009

Tabled Date: 17/06/2009

Responded By: Hon Neil Roberts MP on 12/10/2009

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of the residents of Burnett Heads, Queensland, 4670, draws to the attention of the House the inadequate provision of a Police presence in our Township. Your petitioner's therefore request the House to urgently address this matter. Apart from the busy Bundaberg Port we have two Marinas which are constantly receiving visits by sea-going vessels from around the world. The population of Burnett Heads is currently 3,000 approximately, and growing rapidly. Our nearest police stations are at Bargara and Bundaberg where staff randomly patrol or travel approximately 10-15 kilometres if a call is made. Response times vary according to the availability of officers on duty. Your petitioners, therefore request that the House takes action to ensure that a police officer is placed permanently in residence within our township of Burnett Heads.