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To stop the closure of Swanbank "B" powerstation to keep the electricity prices down

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Kent Vince
Combined Operators' Union
23 Blenheim Crescent

Total Signatures - 377

Sponsoring Member: Jo-Ann Miller MP

Posting Date: 12/05/2010

Closing Date: 5/09/2010

Tabled Date: 14/09/2010

Responded By: Hon Stephen Robertson MP on 11/10/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the closure of Swanbank "B" powerstation would affect the continuity of supply to the south east region, would lead to higher electricity prices and would cause job losses, not only at the station itself but at local businesses whose services are supported by the station.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to refurbish Swanbank "B" powerstation for the above reasons, and because the cost of refurbishment is a fraction of the cost to taxpayers that building a new generating plant would be.