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Proposal by Moreton Resources for an open cut coal mine

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Rosemary Pratt
89 Curtis Road

Total Signatures - 780

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 30/11/2016

Tabled Date: 30/11/2016

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 3/01/2017

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

The petition of the residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House a proposal by Moreton Resources CEO Jason Elks to build an open cut coal mine, one boundary which would be 5km from the CBD. Other detrimental Issues would be:


Resumption of prime farming land, possibly at least one organic operation
Likely degradation of aquifers
Close to two primary schools
Adjacent to the Kingaroy Airport, Soaring Club and Observatory
Disturbing to nearby home and business owners through noise, dust and light pollution
Contamination of rain water tanks. Rapid degradation of roofing iron
Compromise of efficiency of solar panels
Respiratory health issues from dust carried on prevailing wind
Disadvantage and devaluation of multiple tourist operations - reducing visitors to the area
No local market for the coal as Stanwell Corporation advised the ASX that it does not want or need another source of coal
No infrastructure is in place for export by rail or piped slurry as proposed by Moreton Resources
Reduced overseas markets
Hundreds of Kingaroy residents voted "No" at a public forum


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to recognise that the development of an open cut coal mine so close to Kingaroy is not economically or socially viable. We request that you do not grant Moreton Resources any of the required mining licences and permission for the mine to proceed.