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Monday, 5 March 1984
Page: 347

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled: The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth. That an airport in the north-western region (commonly called Scheyville) imposes disastrous economic, environmental and social costs on our community.

An airport would destroy 2,000 households and impose upheaval, noise and pollution on one million people presently unaffected.

The cost of an airport in the north-western region is greater than the alternatives, whilst fog and close proximity to R.A.A.F. Base Richmond would make operations impractical.

It would destroy the historic village of Pitt town, environmentally important wetlands, and their unique adherent wildlife.

Your petitioners reject these proposals and call for endorsement of the MANS Committee findings.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.