Too­goolawah bug­gie pe­ti­tion re­jected

Gatton Star - - News - By ALI KUCHEL

THE pe­ti­tion for Too­goolawah golfers to drive their bug­gies from their homes to the greens has been re­jected leav­ing avid golf play­ers frus­trated.

Mem­ber for Nanango Deb Freck­ling­ton said it was “ex­tremely dis­ap­point­ing” the pe­ti­tion re­quest­ing golfers to drive to the course was re­jected.

She said a re­sponse from the Min­is­ter for Po­lice, Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices, Jo-Anne Miller, said it was not pro­posed to is­sue the golf buggy own­ers a per­mit at this time.

“It is dis­ap­point­ing the min­is­ter has not looked into this is­sue more closely, as there is a more com­mon sense so­lu­tion for the com­mu­nity,” Mrs Freck­ling­ton said.

For the Too­goolawah golfers, they aren’t re­quest­ing to drive kilo­me­tres to the course, in some cases its a cou­ple hun­dred me­tres in a small re­gional town.

“A group of the golf buggy own­ers, in­clud­ing Len Smyth, Alan White and Judy Marschke demon­strated they had the sup­port of the town­ship with 313 peo­ple sign­ing the pe­ti­tion,” Mrs Freck­ling­ton said.

“This was an ex­cel­lent pe­ti­tion re­sult and I would have hoped there may have been some flex­i­bil­ity of­fered to the golf buggy own­ers.”

Mrs Freck­ling­ton said the re­sponse stated the is­sue of al­low­ing bug­gies per­mits was an op­er­a­tional de­ci­sion from the Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice.

“The Too­goolawah sit­u­a­tion is frus­trat­ing as we know that other ar­eas like Cairns and the Gold Coast al­low buggy own­ers to drive on des­ig­nated routes with the per­mis­sion of the lo­cal po­lice and coun­cil,” she said.

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