Petition to Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics NT, Development Authority NT
Support Local Darwin Cafe to have Alfresco Dining
We just applied for approval to have alfresco dining at Cafe Central in Darwin – exactly what we have always had. If this outdoor dining was to be rejected then we would have to unfortunately close the cafe. This is because it would not be possible to sustain the business. We are just looking for people that are in support of alfresco dining (tables outside on the deck) for Cafe Central. This includes people that support the value Cafe Central brings to the local community. The values that we believe we bring are a great place for people to meet, relax, eat and drink. We employ a range of staff as well as giving the opportunity for lots of kids to have their first job. We give back to local charities and support a large range of other local businesses. We aim to provide a space that is inclusive to all as we want to add value to the local area and Darwin as a whole.
Petition to Barossa Council
Stop a Barossa Council policy that will jeopardise Country Shows
120 years of country tradition could come to an end due to a Barossa Council policy Sign this petition to show your support for the local country show A Barossa Council proposal is set to shut down a local country show that has been a feature of community life for over 120 years. A proposed Barossa Council policy which would no longer allow horses on the ovals within the Council Area is up for consideration which will put both the Angaston and Tanunda shows in jeopardy. Horses are the heart of any country show, with Tanunda having a packed 1 day program and Angaston show being considered one of the premier events on the equestrian calendar, with a full three day horse program. The horses are great to watch, draw a crowd and bring much needed revenue to these community events. Regional Australia is crying out for more support to help protect and promote their communities and heritage, and the country show is integral to any community, showcasing local crafts people and provides fundraising opportunities for community groups. How can small country towns have facilities dedicated purely to sports to the exclusion of all other community events. Council has stated that they want to maintain the ovals purely for sporting surface and to encourage AFL games to the region. The alternate option provided by council is for a local facility not within the community, and for all horse events to be held at Mount Pleasant, a facility 35 km away. Changes made by the Barossa Council in the past few years banning vehicles from the ovals, has already put pressure on the two annual Shows and has seen significant changes to many popular events, including sheep shearing competitions, tractor pull, CFS displays and the grand parade. The show committees have been working with council to implement the vehicle ban, but the horse ban is much harder to overcome. This policy change which doesn’t allow horses, vehicles or other high foot traffic activities will have effect on other community events as well. This leaves the community questioning how can so many other South Australian communities have a multipurpose oval and why can’t this be achieved within the Barossa? Even the Adelaide Oval is used as a multiple purpose facility, which holds world class sporting events, Rock concerts(U2 & Motley Crew) as well various other entertainment including Monster trucks. We are calling on council to review this proposed policy and to show their support for the local show and the local community. Please respond to this petition or provide a response on the council consultation web page by the 13th of September: http://ourbetterbarossa.com.au/event-management-policy-2/ More information on the proposed policy change: https://www.barossa.sa.gov.au/Media/Default/News%20and%20Media/2019-08/Event%20Management%20Policy.pdf
Petition to Waikato District Council
Sandbag Our Beach Or Execute a Practical Plan to Prevent Further Erosion at Port Waikato
Our Port Waikato community is on the edge, literally! Letting nature take its course has lost over half of our car park, our beloved community hall and Ocean View Road beachfront properties are in danger. We want urgent action! Sandbag our beach or execute another practical plan to prevent further erosion.
Petition to Gold Coast City Council
Get Gold Coast City Council to Stop Using Glyphosate (Roundup) & Other Toxic Herbicides
Why are Gold Coast City Council still recklessly spraying extremely toxic herbicides like glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup) & 2,4-D (one part of Agent Orange) that have been linked to cancer, kidney failure, gut disease & cell death, all over our roads, beaches, dunes (yep, even the sand dunes), parks & all over nature strips outside our homes, when 17 countries have banned or motioned to ban Roundup (glyphosate), many of which years ago, in a bid to protect the safety of their citizens and resources, as well as several councils also banning its use domestically. The spraying schedule on the Gold Coast is obscene (both the frequency & scale), & unrivalled anywhere else in the world, & you can rest assured that you or your loved ones are inhaling (or absorbing) these highly toxic chemicals on just about any outing in this city. Council are also notorious for next to never putting out the appropriate signage when spraying is in progress, as well as often spraying under inappropriate conditions. Majority of the sprays they use contain glyphosate (look for fluorescent red or green on the median strips, parks & beaches), & even 2,4-D. It is the absolute height of insanity & must be stopped. These substances are also known to pass in utero & have intergenerational impacts https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3270432/ In May, a jury in California ruled that Monsanto was liable for the non-Hodgkin lymphoma of Alva and Alberta Pilliod. The jury ordered the company to pay $1bn in damages to each of them, and more than $55m total in compensatory damages. That decision followed two consecutive trial wins for families taking on Monsanto over Roundup, which research has linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that affects the immune system. There are now in excess of 17,000 lawsuits pending as part of a class action against Bayer Monsanto over health damages from Roundup use. We request henceforth that Gold Coast City Council adopt safe & natural alternatives to the use of highly noxious, toxic chemicals, such as steam-weeding &/or the use of plant-derived formulations, or look at ways to cultivate & accomodate weeds to help curb rapidly dwindling bee populations. Glyphosate: Destructor of Human Health & Biodiversityhttp://www.tonu.org/tonu/MyFiles/02/MF122-Glyphosate_Destructor_of_Human_Health_an.pdf?fbclid=IwAR11DoHXtxHa29lCZwr49wghLlxxEwke0C1SUX_lyNv-bIYLd5mR5GmUwTI&sfns=mo Glyphosate: Root Cause of Inflammation? https://zachbushmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Glyphosate-Article-for-Holistic-Primary-Care-3-21-16.pdf Weed-Whacking Herbicide Proves Deadly to Human Cells https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/weed-whacking-herbicide-p/ Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945755/#CIT0229 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-16/concerned-about-roundup-local-councils-trying-alternatives/10122440?pfmredir=sm
Petition to Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads, Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, Member for Epping
Demand the return of all Hillsbus services in Northwest Sydney
The NSW government is drastically reducing bus services for the people of Northwest Sydney in order to push commuters onto the Metro, an unfinished train line which increases journey times to and from the City. From 28 July 2019: 1) Commuters will have reduced peak hour bus services to the city. Services will start later and finish earlier and will have reduced frequency, some routes will be completely cancelled. Includes 620X, 642X, 620N, 617X, 618X, and more. 2) Commuters will have no bus service to the city outside peak hours, with parking at Metro train stations not being an option after 7am. Includes cancellation of 621 and many others. 3) Large amounts of Northwest Sydney will have no access to bus services to and from Metro stations leaving them completely stranded. The net result for long suffering residents will be added commute times of at least 40 minutes each way. This is wholly unacceptable and unbearable and will hugely impact the well being of families who finely balance work and family responsibilities; part time workers, shift workers, students and the elderly. It demonstrates a complete disregard for residents working outside peak hours and utilising flexible working options in order to balance work/family life. Furthermore, the communication around these changes has been non-existent, with many people still unaware of the changes. To date, no notices have been placed inside buses and online notices have been buried and difficult to find. This is not what we were promised by the NSW government. It is badly planned with no regard for residents. It is not in the interests of any person in Northwest Sydney. The changes only benefit Metro owners, MTR Corporation, John Holland Group and UGL Rail by leaving residents and commuters no other option but the Metro, an unfinished train line which increases journey times to and from the city. It is an appalling betrayal by the NSW government.
Petition to Liverpool City Council
CHANGE THE BASKETBALL COURTS FLOOR
The basketball floors in Michael Clarke Leisure center is hazardous to players. Even if the floor are cleaned the traction is poor. These slippery floors have caused several injuries to players such as strain ham string, ankle sprains and falls. If the floors were converted into wooden floors like most basketball stadiums most of these incidents will go away. Also it will be easier to clean and maintain the floors on a consistent basis.
Petition to The Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Queensland State Government
Stop the Pumping of Contamination Water Into Sunny Coast Beaches
Let Council & the State Government Know They Should Stop the Toxic DumpSunshine Coast Council announced on the 28th of August 2019 that a pipeline will be built from the Sunshine Coast airport with its outlet 400m offshore from Mudjimba beach, to dispose of airport pond water contaminated with PFAS. This is set to occur mid October 2019 with 8 mega litres of contaminated waste water to be pumped and disposed per day, over a period of 20 days. PFAS is a proven carcinogenic, which has caused cluster cancers in populated community areas exposed to the chemical. PFAS is a non-degradable, bioaccumulative chemical, which poses a great threat to our marine environment and human health as it is introduced into our food chain. The risk to local beach goers, surfers and divers is unknown and the area at risk is also unknown as currents spread the chemical through Sunshine Coast waters. It should be noted that Council may have considered & rejected options to dispose of PFAS in a safer but more expensive way. This is a question important to put to the airport & the council. Time and money seem to be the highest priority for council as they try to meet deadlines for the development of the new runway Join our Group to Create the Changes the Coast Needs Sunshine Coast - Local Government Oversight Committeehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/277412422676453/ Sunshine Coast News, Opinions & Viewshttps://www.facebook.com/sunshinecoastnewsworld/
Petition to Noosa Council, Sunshine Coast Council
Stop the opening of Murdering Creek Road - Woodland Drive
There is talk about the councils agreeing to opening up Murdering Creek Road to Woodland Drive. This road was closed due to the impact traffic was having on the local environment back in the late 90’s and early 00’s. The argument being that residents in the Breeze and Springs would like another exit for emergency situations, the problem being that emergency services already open this road if it is a SAFE route to travel in emergencies (the latest event being the fire that nearly burnt down our beautiful town). Not only will this impact the residents residing down these roads but also have a negative impact on the environment and eco systems that has been built up over the last 20 years (all for a ‘short cut’ to the beach on a Saturday). This will bring more than 300+ cars driving through these streets which then will create another problem with the intersection at Woodland Drive and David Low Way. Surely I am not the only resident in Peregian Beach that is against opening up this road, hopefully we can keep one part of our town for the residents that were here before us. I think we have destroyed enough of their homes by now. Please sign the petition to show your support. Thank you!