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Public housing proposal for Palm Cove

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Kate Dewar
5 Trivia Street

Total Signatures - 220

Sponsoring Member: Rosemary Menkens MP

Posting Date: 13/04/2010

Tabled Date: 13/04/2010

Responded By: Hon Karen Struthers MP on 20/05/2010

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 that they oppose the construction of a high density, three storey public housing project on the corner of Harpa and Oliva Streets, Palm Cove.This project, to be located in the heart of Palm Cove, is inconsistent with the tourist and residential amenity of this beachside village and has the potential to harm the local economy which is highly dependent on the iconic nature of Palm Cove as a much advertised destination. In addition, the area does not have a demonstrated need for public housing. Neither does it have the appropriate educational, medical, transport, shopping or social infrastructure normally required by public housing tenants.Your petitioners therefore request the House to halt the current public housing proposal for Palm Cove, and relocate the project to an area of demonstrated need, which also has appropriate infrastructure for the target population.