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Mining buffer separation distance from residents

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Brian Linforth
72 Smelter Street

Total Signatures - 313

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 18/05/2012

Closing Date: 10/11/2012

Tabled Date: 13/11/2012

Responded By: Hon Andrew Cripps MP on 5/12/2012

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the buffer zones currently described by interim law RA384 of two kilometres separation between open cut coal mines and residential areas is insufficient to guarantee protection to human health of residents.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to increase the separation distance to a minimum of five kilometres from the closest residential dwellings.