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Move the bat colony from Lissner Park

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Allan Henderson
11 Jane Street

Total Signatures - 2061

Sponsoring Member: Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 15/09/2010

Tabled Date: 15/09/2010

Responded By: Responded Minister on 18/10/2010

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

Charters Towers residents draws the attention of the House to the danger to health, noise and smell emanating from the bat colony in Lissner Park.


Excreta covers the grounds of the park and surrounding properties, picnic tables and playground preventing the park from being used.


Council workers are required to wear protective clothing and masks when undertaking gardening duties in the park.


Residents strongly object to the astounding decision of the Wildlife Management Director, Nick Rigby, and the State Government, to reject the Charters Towers Regional Council's application to move the bats from Lissner Park.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to support the Charters Towers Regional Council and local MP Shane Knuth, in their efforts to move the bats from Lissner Park and invite Mr Rigby, Hon Stephen Robertson Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Minister Hon Kate Jones to Charters Towers to debate DERM's decision at the children's play area in Lissner Park at a time of 6pm.