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Energex - plans to construct an overhead high-voltage (110kV) powerline from Loganlea to Jimboomba substations along the Logan River

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Paul Casbolt
115 Natalie Road
BUCCAN QLD 4207

Total Signatures - 1745

Sponsoring Member: Margaret Keech MP

Posting Date: 26/10/2010

Tabled Date: 26/10/2010

Responded By: Hon Stephen Robertson MP on 16/11/2010

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

The petition of the citizens and residents of the State of Queensland calls on the House to direct Energex not to proceed with current plans to construct an overhead high-voltage (110kV) powerline from Loganlea to Jimboomba substations along the Logan River precinct and Camp Cable Road, in response to community concerns that the powerline will cause:

 

• Environmental damage - The proposed overhead high-voltage powerline infrastructure will be a permanent, obtrusive and dangerous structure that will destroy vegetation and significantly degrade the unique habitat of the Logan River, Logan River corridor and Camp Cable Road.

 

• Loss of community amenity - The proposed overhead high-voltage powerline will diminish the present and future amenity of the Logan River for residents and visitors alike and restrict future recreational and other uses of this valuable community asset.

 

• Potential health risks to the community - The proposed overhead high-voltage powerline will be unacceptably close to homes, schools and children's sporting and recreation facilities posing potential health risks to the community; and

 

• Adverse impact on property values - The proposed overhead high-voltage powerline will erode the value of residents' properties and adversely impact on the financial futures of residents directly affected by the planned infrastructure.

 

Furthermore we, the undersigned, commit to participate in a non-partisan community campaign against this unacceptable proposal for an overhead high-voltage powerline along the Logan River, Logan River corridor and Camp Cable Road.