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Call to Attend Public Meetings re the Development of a Draft Land Management Plan for the Mt Coot-tha Lands & Surrounding Areas

Principal Petitioner Peter Hale, Auchenflower
Date Closed Fri, 12 Oct 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 206 signatures

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We, the undersigned, call on the Lord Mayor and local City Councillors Matic, McLachlan, Richards, Simmonds and Toomey to undertake public consultation(s) for input into the development of a draft Land Management Plan for the Mt Coot-tha Trust lands and surrounding areas, as required by the Land Act (1994). This petition of ratepayers and residents of Brisbane draws to your attention the requirement to prepare such a plan as fundamental to your intention to gain permission to issue a trustee lease over part of the Mt Coot-tha Trust lands, for a privately owned and operated megazipline adventure tourism complex.

Your petitioners therefore request that in the development of the draft Land Management Plan you:

1. Hold open public meetings where you speak personally to residents of Brisbane about what you are proposing for this development and how you can justify your proposal to lease public land, for which you are the trustee and which is held in trust for ‘a public park and for no other purpose whatsoever’; for a privately owned adventure tourism business venture.

2. Set up a working group to produce the draft plan and which includes community representatives selected after consultation with the broader community;

3. Commission independent environmental impact studies as well as studies of the impact of the proposed complex on Aboriginal Heritage and European cultural heritage;

4. Assess the impact of your proposal on lands outside the Mt Coot-tha Trust lands;

5. Make the findings of the above studies available for public scrutiny as soon as they are completed;

6. Make the final draft Land Management Plan available for public scrutiny for a period of time that is adequate and realistic for residents to prepare submissions;

7. Address in full all concerns about the draft Land Management Plan that are raised by the public;

8. Be open and transparent in gauging the level of community support and in making that information available to the Queensland Government.