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Bat colony - Francis and Gregory Streets, macleay Island

Eligibility - Electors in the Division of Redlands

Principal Petitioner:

David Humberstone
21 Scotts Road

Total Signatures - 181

Sponsoring Member: Ms Kim Richards MP

Posting Date: 18/09/2018

Tabled Date: 18/09/2018

Responded By: Hon Leeanne Enoch MP on 18/10/2018

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

The petition of electors of Redlands, residents of Macleay Island, draws to the attention of the House the increase in size of a bat colony from around 2,000 to over 10,000 in recent months. This colony is in a residential area and covers around approximately 12 blocks, many heavily wooded. One home in particular has a young family whose children have to now stay indoors with windows closed. The area also backs onto the Golf Club's clubhouse and restaurant. The stench from the colony is overpowering and its presence must prove a serious health risk to local residents. Bat droppings are also now appearing further afield in residential properties. The area in question is bounded by Francis and Gregory Streets, Macleay Island.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to consider a cull or removal of the colony and to liaise with concerned families with agreeable outcomes.