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Proposed Townsville Port Rail Corridor

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Nathan Dare
22 Tomkins Street

Total Signatures - 315

Sponsoring Member: Rosemary Menkens MP

Posting Date: 30/04/2013

Tabled Date: 30/04/2013

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 30/05/2013

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

The petition of citizens of Queensland and draws to the attention of the House the objection by the undersigned residents to the construction of the proposed Townsville Port Rail corridor via the suburbs of Cluden and Oonoonba.  This rail link will impact on the following suburbs of Oonoonba, Cluden, Idalia, Wulguru and Stuart due to the size of the trains, hours of operation and the proposed freight such as coal and uranium. Furthermore, this route will also impact on the quality of life and the values of surrounding properties.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to consider a route that takes freight trains away from the southern suburbs of the city of Townsville.