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Results of testing historic landfill site at Dakabin kept hidden from local residents

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

A Williams
6 Richard Street
EAST AYR QLD 4807

Total Signatures - 412

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 5/06/2020

Closing Date: 12/07/2020

Tabled Date: 14/07/2020

Responded By: Hon Leeanne Enoch MP on 13/08/2020

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that there is a chemical pit approximately 200m south of the old landfill (Bob Brock Park) on private land that needs urgent and independent investigating. There are eyewitness accounts of this chemical pit being exposed. The local authority was quick to cover up the pit and will not deal with it because it is on private property. The concern is that a pit definitely exists and is possibly responsible for killing livestock on a neighbouring property. The public has a right to know what is in their area whether it's private or public land. The local authorities has a right to protect and look after the welfare of the public and the environment. The public needs to be informed of a full, independent investigation of the old Dakabin tip and the chemical pit on private land before any development or rezoning takes place. At present this private land is for sale, being advertised with the potential for development subject to council approval. No approval should go ahead until an investigation is conducted and the public are informed.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the handling of this matter be conducted through a relevant State entity to determine what investigations have taken place; ensure independent assessments and testing, and produce a public report on the extent and outcomes of the investigation into toxic chemicals leaking from the old Dakabin tip site before development approval.