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Powerlink to withdraw their EIS and ensure koala mapping is updated to include the koala habitiat of the Eerwah Vale / Ridgewood area of the Sunshine Coast

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Jeanette Merrell
PO Box 137

Total Signatures - 151

Sponsoring Member: Glen Elmes MP

Posting Date: 18/05/2010

Tabled Date: 18/05/2010

Responded By: Hon Stephen Robertson MP on 15/06/2010

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 Kate Jones MP as a representative of the State government of Queensland, recently stated that: "we want to protect koala habitat for the future" and that Premier Bligh's Queensland Green promises that: "inheritance of wildlife carries with it a responsibility to protect and preserve it. As Queensland grows we need to hold onto the land for natural habitat and green spaces: our unique lifestyle depends on it".


Your petitioners therefore request the House to intervene and have Powerlink withdraw their EIS until proper and adequate studies are performed and ensure that the Queensland koala habitat mapping is updated to include the significant koala habitat of the Eerwah Vale / Ridgewood area of the Sunshine Coast.


We also request that whilst the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) is reconsidering the status of the koala at the national level, the koala habitat we are referring to is fully protected while the reassessment process is underway.