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Stop the proposed Bundaberg Sugar Sand Mining project

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Graeme Chaffey
30 Zorzan Drive

Total Signatures - 78

Sponsoring Member: Rob Messenger MP

Posting Date: 8/06/2010

Tabled Date: 8/06/2010

Responded By: Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP on 30/06/2010

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House our strong opposition to Bundaberg Sugar's proposed Sand Mining operation in the Burnett on land stretching from Gooburrum to Moore Park Beach for a number of reasons, including:

  • close proximity to residential estates and significant urban development
  • significantly increased heavy vehicle movements on inadequate roads will considerably increase the danger to all road users, including many school children
  • significantly increased surface water ponding in disused sand mining areas will considerably increase the risk of the transmission of dangerous diseases carried by mosquitoes
  • high levels of dust created by processing sand containing dangerous silicone particles and dispersed by prevailing winds onto neighbouring properties will increase the risk to public health of local residents
  • little or no consultation with local community and indigenous groups
  • noise generated by the activities of the proposed sand mine will impact on the ability of the existing residents to peacefully enjoy their properties
  • good quality agricultural land will be destroyed for the sake of a sand mine with a limited lifespan
  • significant and adverse impact on the environment and local wildlife
  • likely interruption and interference with the quantity and quality of local residence's bore water
  • devaluation of land and house prices

Your petitioners therefore request the House to use all legislative and political powers to stop the proposed Bundaberg Sugar Sand Mining Project.