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Greens Table Petition to Stop Kangaroo Bay Land Transfer

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Thursday, 21 September 2017

Tags: Kangaroo Bay, Public Land

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Member for Franklin

I had the pleasure of tabling a petition signed by 273 Bellerive residents in Parliament today, calling on the Hodgman Government to stop the transfer of public land in Kangaroo Bay to Chambroad Petrochemicals. 

Almost all of the petition’s signatures were gathered in a single day.

The Hodgman Government is in the process of transferring land owned by the Bellerive community to a Chinese petrochemical company to build an enormous building on Cambridge Road.

Chambroad Petrochemicals' building would be seven buses long and two power poles high.  It would block views of the bay, city and mountain.

The design is totally out of scale in the Bellerive village of single storey homes. It is twice as high as the community agreed to in the Kangaroo Bay Development Plan.

The development plans and transfer of community land was approved by the Hodgman Government and Clarence Council without real consultation.  Public scrutiny was only open over the busy Christmas and New Year period last year.

The Liberals are desperate to make sure this development goes ahead, despite the strong community opposition. 

The secretive processes of the Liberal Government and the Coordinator General shut out Bellerive residents on the Chambroad Petrochemicals' development, even though it will fundamentally change their foreshore.

Premier and local MP, Will Hodgman’s responsibility should lie with the Bellerive community who will be most affected.  He is not answerable to a Chinese petrochemical company.

Premier Hodgman must represent his constituents by taking note of this petition and stopping the transfer of their land.