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Walker Group proposal for Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Jeannette Douglass
PO Box 8162

Total Signatures - 772

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 17/03/2016

Tabled Date: 17/03/2016

Responded By: Hon Jackie Trad MP on 18/04/2016

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 fact that they are averse to plans for massive residential development at Cleveland using large areas of the public estate including parkland and waters of Moreton Bay. This is the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (THPDA), the gateway to North Stradbroke
Island. Most residents agree that Toondah Harbour ferry facilities need to be renovated. THPDA was an early, confusing use of the Economic Development Act. In 2014 plans included 800 apartments. Now, it has increased two and a half times, costing $1.4 billion with:

• 3,600 apartments, most on reclaimed land,
• 10,000 more people and probably 7,000 more cars, and
• A new suburb in Moreton Bay.

The gift of public land to incentivise the project is merely another way to sell public assets without normal public scrutiny.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to call on the State Government to withdraw the THPDA and "start again" through a full and proper community consultation process which:

• is based on community vision and values, and
• is focussed on upgrading the ferry terminal facilities.