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Southern Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3B

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Karen Rowles
38 Jefferson Lane

Total Signatures - 1599

Sponsoring Member: Mr Michael Hart MP

Posting Date: 22/02/2018

Closing Date: 16/05/2018

Tabled Date: 17/05/2018

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 18/06/2018

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House a route proposal for light rail that would follow the Gold Coast Highway through Burleigh and subsequently onto Palm Beach. There has been very limited local community consultation by Gold Coast City Council with Southern Gold Coast residents who will be directly affected by this proposed route.

Parking on both sides of the highway would be removed and there would be a negative impact upon all those who live along or near the Gold Coast Highway as well as many of the now thriving local small businesses. There would also be harmful impact to the Burleigh koala population and to the Burleigh Headland, a significant site for Aboriginal people.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to direct the feasibility study to investigate alternative routes for the Light Rail to head South and not the Gold Coast Highway route alone.