Friday, 14 June 2013

PUBLIC MEETING  14th June 2013

It was a great turnout 160 people gave up their Friday night to join us in the hall and hear what the local MP's had to say about the sale of the oval.  I know there are many more who wanted to be there as well.

In a nutshell we were told we need to get writing to our local MP's Please take a couple of minutes to lodge your protest against the sale of the oval

Steve Minnikin and
Ian Kaye

If email isn't your thing

Chatsworth Electorate Office Address
Unit 1, Millennium Business Centre
Millennium Bvd

Electorate Office Postal Address
PO Box 1565

Phone: (07) 3398 4777
Fax: (07) 3398 4680

Greenslopes Electorate Office Address
Shop 3, Coorparoo Village Shopping Centre
358 Old Cleveland Road

Phone: (07) 3394 3956
Fax: (07) 3397 0354

It would also be great to send the same email to the following people
Andrew Powell Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection

John-Paul Langbroek Minister for Education, Training and Employment

Adrian Schrinner Deputy Lord Mayor and Councillor for the Chandler Ward

Premier Campbell Newman

Mr Kaye told us at our initial meeting with him that if he heard it from the community he would tell it to the minister and he said this again at the meeting last night. Mr Minnikin has now done an about face and said he too will take this message to the minister if he hears it from the community, he did however keep mentioning the 30 odd thousand people who live in an electorate. So I guess what we need to do is pinpoint just how many letters he has to see before he will do as he promised last night and be a 'champion' for our oval and appose the sale. 3 questions from the floor asked the same thing of Mr Minnikin and Mr Kaye and eventually we got a definitive YES from both MP's.

There is also a petition that we need you to sign

Last night we heard environmental, educational and health and well being reasons not to sell the oval, in fact saving green space is part of the Brisbane City Councils plan and getting people physically active is part of the Queensland Plan that is being  devised at the moment through consultation meetings around the state. There is also interest from local sporting associations in using the land as they are at capacity and even possible improvement and management for the future. And we were shown amazing support from Kevin Rudd our Federal MP.


Lets not let this valuable resource slip through our fingers for the sake of some emails. PLEASE get typing, ask your family, friends and neighbours to do it to. Get your kids to send an email, they use the oval and will learn a lot about how politics works through this fight!

We need to lift the profile of our fight to get more people signing the petition, you can collect signatures for us. Just email me at and I will send you the paper petition.

Join me outside the school hall for the Queensland Plan meeting this Wednesday 19th of June from 5pm to hold signs 6.30pm to collect more signatures and draw attention to the potential sale of the land.  I will have signs ready and petitions! I need your help

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