Another protest today outside State Parliament, this one over plans to lay high voltage power lines through wildlife habitats.
Residents argue the proposed plan will threaten an existing koala corridor.
Andrew Cook reports.
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About 100 residents from Loganlea, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast gathered to protest against the Energex plan.
The company, with the support of the State Government, plans to lay high-voltage powerlines through koala habitats in those three areas.
The protesters are frustrated the State Government isn’t considering other ways to supply energy to the area.
Aidan McLindon, MP for Beaudesert: “You and your families will be adversely impacted from this. Not just for now but for the next fifteen, twenty years from now.”
The current plan will see forty-two and a half hectares of habitat cleared along the Logan River and Sunshine Coast.
Laurie Koranski, VETO spokesperson: “We’re looking at perhaps putting a powerline underground between Yarrabilba and Jimboomba.”
And while work isn’t set to begin for another two years, residents are hoping a compromise can be reached with the State Government before it’s too late.
Andrew Cook, QUT News.