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Objection to the proposed Broadwater marine project

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Lois Levy
Gecko-Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council Assoc Inc
139 Duringan Street
CURRUMBIN QLD 4223

Total Signatures - 6090

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 11/02/2014

Tabled Date: 11/02/2014

Responded By: Hon Jeff Seeney MP on 19/03/2014

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 to their concerns about environmental, social and economic impacts of a proposal for a shipping terminal, hotels, casino etc in the Broadwater and coastal areas as proposed by Gold Coast City Council Mayor Tate and other development companies.  Objections to these development proposals include:

 

The handing over of public open space in the Broadwater and coastal areas for private benefit, the impact of massive dredging and construction on the marine and foreshore environment, loss of biodiversity, pollution, impact on sand movements from south to north, the impact on existing diving, fishing, surfing and tourism businesses using the coastal areas, increased traffic in a congested road system, cost to ratepayers and taxpayers for ongoing dredging and maintenance, the lack of credibility of economic benefits, and failure to consider the impacts of climate change.

 

Your petitioners therefore request the House to advise the Gold Coast City Council to recognise the massive negative economic, social and environmental impacts of the proposed terminal project and discontinue investigations into any shipping terminal developments along the Gold Coast and instead promote the Broadwater and other coastal areas as essential recreational assets for the city.