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Gold Coast Light Rail - feasbility study to investigate alternative routes

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Karen Rowles
38 Jefferson Lane
PALM BEACH QLD 4221

Total Signatures - 357

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 15/05/2018

Tabled Date: 15/05/2018

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 14/06/2018

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.