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Amendments to the Queensland Integrated Planning Act re new definition of Community Hospice Guest House

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Susan Story
Unit 31/20 Baywater Drive
TWIN WATERS QLD 4564

Total Signatures - 1787

Sponsoring Member: Peter Wellington MP

Posting Date: 28/10/2009

Tabled Date: 28/10/2009

Responded By: Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP on 3/12/2009

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 the following:1. People are calling for the right to receive the end of life care they want and deserve in their own community.2. Queensland Health and Palliative Care Services are experiencing significant challenges in responding to an increased demand by people needing end of life care.3. Queensland Planning schemes do not easily allow for the approval and operation of community hospice guest houses.Your petitioners therefore request the House to support amendments to the Queensland Integrated Planning Act for a new definition of Community Hospice Guest House, which would be Code Assessable within a Rural or Rural Residential precincts of a Local Government planning scheme. This amendment would mean that Local Governments could easily approve applications for Community Hospice Guest Houses that provided short-term accommodation for no more than three clients with a maximum of three permanent staff. People would be able to receive the end of life care that they rightly deserve in their own communities.