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Relocation of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Officer from North Stradbroke Island

Eligibility - Electors in the Division of Oodgeroo

Principal Petitioner:

Col Battersby
3/23 Mooloomba Road

Total Signatures - 185

Sponsoring Member: Dr Mark Robinson MP

Posting Date: 18/12/2018

Closing Date: 11/02/2019

Tabled Date: 12/02/2019

Responded By: Hon Craig Crawford MP on 1/03/2019

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

Electors of the Division of Oodgeroo draws to the attention of the House the recent decision to relocate the resident North Stradbroke Island former QFES Officer to duties based on the mainland. The replacement officer allocated to the Island is only available during business hours and this has the potential to be critical in urgent circumstances should fires break out after-hours, like those witnessed in recent events.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to reinstate the basing of a 24/7 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Officer on North Stradbroke Island to ensure responsiveness of service and faster coordination processes.