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Stop Sunshine Coast Council pumping contaminated water into Maroochy River and the ocean

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Joel Saunders
77 Francis Road
BLI BLI QLD 4560

Total Signatures - 4855

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 24/09/2019

Closing Date: 13/10/2019

Tabled Date: 15/10/2019

Responded By: Hon Leeanne Enoch MP on 14/11/2019

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Sunshine Coast Regional Council is releasing ponded water contained on the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project Site to the Maroochy River and releasing ponded water to the ocean via the new pipeline. We do not want the pipeline to be used for the release of any contaminated or ponded water from the airport. Further research and investigation needs to be undertaken and alternative solutions pursued. There is worldwide concern about PFAS, being bio-accumulative and toxic and international debate to phase out the use of PFAS due to unacceptable risk to human health and the environment. The residents of the Sunshine Coast urge another solution and to consider the short term and long term ramifications to our tourism, fishing, waterways, environment and ultimately the health risks to the residents of the Sunshine Coast. 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure the Sunshine Coast Regional Council immediately ceases releasing ponded water contained on the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project Site to the Maroochy River and to stop the release of ponded water to the ocean via the new pipeline.