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Monday, 10 September 1984
Page: 685

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

1. That an airport in the north-west region (commonly called Scheyville) imposes disastrous economic, environmental and social costs on our community.

2. Note that such a proposal will result in the destruction of the historic village of Pittown, Longneck Wildlife Reserve, significant Aboriginal relics and the historic Scheyville camp and will irreversibly alter the character of the five Macquarie towns.

3. Consider the resulting intolerable population of the Hawkesbury River.

4. Note that approximately 2000 properties will be resumed, displacing over 5000 residents.

5. Consider the detrimental effects of noise, air and vehiclular pollution on many thousands of residents in the surrounding districts of Hawkesbury, Baulkham Hills and Hornsby shires and Blacktown and Penrith cities.

6. Give immediate consideration to finding a more suitable alternative site.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.