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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:

Debra Gilbert
595 Camp Cable Road
LOGAN VILLAGE QLD 4207

Total Signatures - 481

Sponsoring Member: Aidan McLindon MP

Posting Date: 7/09/2011

Tabled Date: 7/09/2011

Responded By: Hon Stephen Robertson MP on 3/10/2011

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 to not to proceed with the construction of overhead high-voltage (110kV) powerline from Loganlea to Jimboomba substation, which cuts through private properties on Camp Cable and connecting roads.  This petition is in response to 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, reduce native habitat and affectively cutting koala numbers.
  • Loss of private amenity - The proposed overhead high-voltage powerline will diminish the present and future amenity of the surrounding vicinity for residents and visitors alike, restrict future recreational uses of the properties concerned.
  • Potential health and safety risk - The proposed overhead high-voltage powerline will be positioned close to homes, and home based business exposing families, customers and children to cancer causing man made electromagnetic fields; and
  • Adverse impact on property values - The proposed overhead high-voltage powerline will erode the value of residents' and surrounding properties which will adversely impact upon their financial futures.

The petitioners request that Energex re-evaluate better and safer options to achieve lower community and environmental impacts by co-locating this powerline on road easements, and take into account the approval of Yarrabilba as a growth community and the increasing urbanisation of this region.