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Save Queensland's motor sporting venues from severe restrictions or forced closure

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

John Goss
73 Pie Street
ASPLEY QLD 4034

Total Signatures - 32

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 27/08/2014

Tabled Date: 27/08/2014

Responded By: Hon Jeff Seeney MP on 1/10/2014

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 our objection to the threats made to the motor sporting industry from residents of newer residential developments and their action demanding the closure or severe restrictions being placed on motor sporting facilities in Queensland.

 

As residential development has been allowed near long standing motor sporting facilities, newly arrived residents are pursuing action to restrict the normal recreational use, reduce times of use and the number of days the facility can be used each year due to a number of perceived issues; although these residents willingly moved to the area where the facility is located and in most cases were well aware of the existing facility before purchase.

 

Many of the facilities provided by the motor sporting industry include driver training, off road training for school students and as well as providing a safe area for people of all ages to test their driving skills at speed (supporting a policy of "speed on a track and not on a road").

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to provide protection under Chapter 8A of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 to these important recreational facilities so as to eliminate continual complaints to authorities, along with legal actions, attempting to force the closure or severe and unviable restrictions being placed on motor sporting facilities in Queensland.