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Save Mareeba Agriculture College

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Rob Ryan
19 Dalziel Avenue

Total Signatures - 498

Sponsoring Member: Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 21/08/2013

Tabled Date: 21/08/2013

Responded By: Hon John McVeigh MP on 17/09/2013

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

The petition of the residents of Tablelands Regional Council local government area wish to draw to the attention of the House the closure of the "Old Agricultural College" facility on Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba.


This currently unutilised asset should not be sold off by the Queensland Government and should be retained and used as a specialized training hub to support and promote local industry. The "Old Agricultural College" has a long history of providing quality training in Far North Queensland.  The facility has extensive specialised infrastructure that could be utilized by the many interested organisations for training, education and research for Queensland industry.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to halt any decisions to sell the facility, and reinvigorate the Old Agricultural College to establish the Mareeba Training Hub.