Pollies urge quarry action
THE draft terms of reference are on display for the proposed Boral Quarry in the Tallebudgera Valley – with state Labor and Liberal politicians uniting to fight alongside residents to stop the quarry.
A protest was held outside Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey’s office last Friday, with the Stop the Gold Coast Quarry Action Group launching a petition calling on the State Government to oppose plans for the quarry.
“Boral has proposed a 219 hectare site of natural bushland adjacent to Tallebudgera Valley as the site of a future quarry, which will require approval from both the State and Federal governments,” Ms Stuckey said.
“Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates and I have given a commitment to work together with local residents and take the fight to the State Government.
“Not only will this project impact on the wildlife and surrounding environment – but the peaceful atmosphere enjoyed by residents in this beautiful part of the world will be destroyed.”
Stop the Gold Coast Quarry Action Group committee member Tony Davis said the quarry needed to be stopped.
“The location of this proposed quarry gives no consideration whatsoever to the lifestyle, amenity and residential values of the people who live in the Tallebudgera Valley, Reedy Creek, Burleigh and surrounding areas,” Mr Davis said.
“It is wrong and it must be stopped.”
Mudgeeraba MP Ros Bates still has many questions surrounding the proposal.
“Have they sourced other alternatives?” Ms Bates said.
Burleigh Labor MP Christine Smith has sent letters to Burleigh Town residents in her electorate, encouraging them to have their say on the quarry.
“Nobody wants a quarry in their backyard,” she said.
“I encourage all the residents in my electorate to address the terms of reference and get involved.
“And I have sent a letter to all the Old Burleigh Town residents on my electoral roll, outlining how they can get involved.”
Ms Stuckey said the fight had only just begun.
“This is the first stake in the ground,” she said.
“Ros and I are not quitters, we are fighters – just like the people in our electorates.”
The petition will be available to sign at the Currumbin Electorate Office at 1/1045 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach.
Or support the petition online at: www.rosbates.com.au
The draft terms of reference can be found online at