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Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld, Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc petitions against the Queensland Air Museum's request to extend into Lot 687 on CP902087, which contains the Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve, and Lot 340 on Crown Plan CG803364

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

John Roberts
PO Box 275
CALOUNDRA QLD 4551

Total Signatures - 1826

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 15/07/2020

Closing Date: 5/09/2020

Tabled Date: 8/09/2020

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 2/10/2020

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

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that the area Lot 687 in which the Queensland Air Museum (QAM) seeks to extend its footprint to house more aircraft and facilities is the Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve, administered for the State by trustee Sunshine Coast Council as an Environment Reserve under the Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017. The Reserve also has cultural significance in its honouring in 2008 of Isabel Jordan (1922-2004), a passionate advocate for the environment and the community.

Both Lot 687 and the adjacent Lot 340 are identified by the State as 'Bioregional corridors' of 'Regional significance' and are defined as 'Remnant' containing 'Essential habitat' and 'Special Biodiversity Values'. The SEQ Regional Plan 2017 defines Lot 687 as 'Regionally significant greenspace, Essential habitat and High ecological value wetland' and habitat for State EVNT Taxa.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to not allow the extension of the footprint of QAM into Lot 687/Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve and Lot 340.