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  • Petitioned The Honourable Speaker Fiona Simpson

This petition was delivered to:

The Legislative Assembly Of Queensland
The Honourable Speaker Fiona Simpson
Queensland Government
Queensland Premier the Honourable Campbell Newman
Member Of Parliament for the division of Ashgrove
Queensland Premier the Honourable Campbell Newman
Queensland Government
Deputy Premier the Hounourable Jeff Seeney
Member Of Parliament for the division of Callide
Deputy Premier the Hounourable Jeff Seeney

The Queensland state government to cease all support of a proposed Cruise Ship Terminal on the Gold Coast

    1. Petition by

      Save Our Spit Alliance

http://www.saveourspit.com

http://www.facebook.com/saveourspit

http://www.saveourspit.com/getactive.html

This petition draws the attention of the House to serious concerns about the environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts of a proposal for an onshore shipping terminal, hotels, casino, condominiums, marinas etc in the Broadwater and coastal areas as proposed by Gold Coast City Council Mayor and other development companies. Objections to these development proposals include - The handing over of public open space in the Broadwater and coastal areas for private benefit, the impact of massive dredging and construction on the marine/foreshore environment, loss of biodiversity, pollution, impact on south to north sand movements, the impact on existing diving, fishing, surfing and tourism businesses using coastal areas, the loss of proven economic benefit the area delivers, increased traffic in a congested road systems, costs to ratepayers/taxpayers for ongoing dredging, maintenance and area upkeep, potentially devastating upstream flooding, the lack of credibility of economic benefits, and failure to consider the impacts of climate change. Your petitioners therefore request that the State Government advise the Gold Coast City Council to accept the massive negative economic, social and environmental impacts of the proposed terminal and hotel proposal and discontinue any investigations into any onshore shipping terminal developments along the Gold Coast and any commercial developments at Wavebreak Island, South Stradbroke Island and north of Seaworld Nara resort on The Spit - instead that they preserve and promote the Broadwater and other coastal areas as essential recreational and open space assets for the city.


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    • Deborah Gann MERMAID, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      This land was earmarked by our forefathers to be public land. Please keep it that way

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    • Amanda Wright CITY OF GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      I have lived near to the Broadwater in various locations for nearly 30 years. The Spit is largely unspoiled and means alot to families on the Gold Coast.

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    • Grace Gutwein AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Everything about the idea of a cruise ship terminal in this area is horrifically wrong. Its clearly being pushed through for developers and the big players to put more money in their pockets while amusing themselves of grand "accomplishments" with no thought or regard for the things in life that actually really matter. This recreational space is worth far more than any dollars it can bring in.

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    • sue marshall GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Retain nature and protect beauty and iconic Gold Coast Shoreline for our children

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    • Judy Miller AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      For all of the reasons listed, environmental impact and congestion, I srongly oppose these developments.

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