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Ayr-Home Hill designated Department of Transport and Main Roads office

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Janice Hollingsworth
5 Lawson Street
AYR QLD 4807

Total Signatures - 1416

Sponsoring Member: Rosemary Menkens MP

Posting Date: 22/08/2012

Tabled Date: 22/08/2012

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 21/09/2012

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 the necessity for a designated Department of Transport and Main Roads office to be situated in Ayr/Home Hill to service the vast Burdekin agricultural, commercial, marine and domestic network as well as those applying for an over-18 identity card.


State government data proves that a local office is now a necessity. In the 2009-2010 year, and the two years prior to that, the Burdekin had the highest number of licence transactions and new registrations, vastly outnumbering other areas with already dedicated offices.


This data shows the workload is there to justify an office and a five week waiting period is unacceptable for those wishing to obtain harvester operator and haul-out drivers licences for the sugar crushing season.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to implement the establishment of such an office in Ayr/Home Hill.