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Speed limit of six knots on the Nerang River between the Via Roma and Bermuda Street bridges

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Peter Bensley
PO Box 64

Total Signatures - 692

Sponsoring Member: John-Paul Langbroek MP

Posting Date: 1/12/2011

Tabled Date: 1/12/2011

Responded By: Hon Craig Wallace MP on 19/12/2011

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 that in 2010 the Coomera River was made six knots from Paradise Point to Sanctuary Cove, as was Brown's Inlet, Paradise Point Channel, Hope Island Channel, all waters of the Logan River, and the Nerang River in front of Rivage Royale.


These restrictions have placed added pressure on this already constricted passage of water in the Nerang River, between Via Roma and Bermuda Street bridges.


On the Nerang River, between the via Roma and Bermuda Street bridges, speedboats, personal water craft and wakeboats towing skiers, compete for a narrow channel.  It has become a dangerous speedway. It is just a matter of time before we experience a tragic accident.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to impose a six knot speed limit on the Nerang River between the Via Roma and Bermuda Street bridges.