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Stop the destruction of trees at exit 92, Palm Beach

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Deborah Ryan
13 Timor Avenue

Total Signatures - 1245

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 13/03/2020

Closing Date: 16/08/2020

Tabled Date: 8/09/2020

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 8/10/2020

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the intent of the Department of Transport and Main Roads to construct a service road adjacent to the M1 from Palm Beach Ave to Sarawak Ave. This proposal will result in the destruction of hundreds of well-established native trees, plants and a green space within our urban residential community This well-loved space is intrinsic to the environmental health of our neighbourhood. The tree lined pathway is one of only a few within our suburb which is shaded and is used for walking, bike riding, a safe transit area for children going to school, a habitat for many species of native plants, insects, lizards, birds and small mammals. Our urban sanctuary is being bulldozed to make way for a service road which we believe is ill conceived and will dramatically affect the lifestyle and health of residents. We will experience increased heat, noise and air pollution. Visually a 4-meter-high cement noise barrier will replace gums, figs, lorikeet's and black cockatoos.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure that the Minister for the Dept Main Roads and Transport seeks advice on an alternative to the proposed service road at exit 92 Palm Beach and to ensure the preservation of a valuable environmental space within our community.