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Save our public access trails in State Forests

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Den Jones
PO Box 421

Total Signatures - 3864

Sponsoring Member: Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 31/08/2010

Tabled Date: 31/08/2010

Responded By: Hon Kate Jones MP on 4/10/2010

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

The petition of the residents of the Atherton Tablelands draws to the attention of the House that public access traits used by horse riders provide a safe and protected environment which encourages the young, elderly and urban dwellers into the great Australian bush.  Horse riding in the bush is ingrained in Australia's heritage and is a hugely popular recreation on the Atherton Tablelands.


This petition calls for this Government to support healthy life styles where Australians can maintain connection to the culture and freedom of this country.


We therefore request the continuation of the existing public access traits in State forests in the event these State forests are transferred into National Parks.


The closure of these access trails will force those who wish to enjoy them onto public thoroughfares or worse still lose interest in the physical participation of life.