Protect the Tweed and Kyogle areas sign now

The undersigned petition you:
1. That the proposed World Rally Championship event poses a significant threat to the natural environment of both the Tweed and Kyogle Shires and that this natural wonderland should not be used as a race track by Repco Rally Australia, for the following reasons:-
* THREAT TO ECO-TOURISM REPUTATION - negating Green Caldron world-wide promotion.
* LITTLE IF ANY DOCUMENTED ECONOMIC BENEFIT socio-economic study discredited on the basis of the inadequate consultative process, unsubstantiated estimates, excessive reliance on opinions and assurances of rally organisers
* RISK OF INJURY & DEATH TO DRIVERS, SPECTATORS AND NATIVE ANIMALS due to motor racing on unsealed RURAL ROADS & in NATIONAL PARKS
* LAWS AND PROCEDURES SUBVERTED numerous state laws are overridden by the special legislation to support the rally
* INCONVENIENCE to RESIDENTS - disruption of local traffic plus unacceptable levels of noise, dust and fumes.
* FIRE RISK in our DRIEST MONTH - disruption to breeding cycles of rare and endangered wildlife species. Stress myopathy deaths.
* ENCOURAGING YOUTH TO SPEED ON COUNTRY ROADS - more accidents and loss of life are likely all year round.
* LACK OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION Local residents have NEVER been appropriately and adequately consulted about the rally being run in their area.
* CORRUPTION OF PUBLIC AND POLITICAL PROCESSES - Rally imposed on this area. EVENTS NSW has paid an UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT of TAXPAYER FUNDS to Repco Rally Australia (RRA) as a result of secret deals between RRA and Events NSW.

2. To withdraw NSW state government support for Repco Rally Australia (RRA) and rescind the Motor Sports (World Rally Championships) Bill 2009 on the basis of:
* INAPPROPRIATE NATURE OF THIS EVENT FOR THE TWEED AND KYOGLE AREAS - on environmental, social and economic grounds.
* MISREPRESENTATION by Repco Rally Australia of benefits to the community
* INADEQUACY OF SUPPORTING REPORTS AND ASSESSMENTS commissioned by RRA
* LACK OF COMMUNITY CONSULTATION no effective consultation with local communities about desirability or support.
* INAPPROPRIATENESS OF OVERRIDING NUMEROUS STATE LAWS including the Environmental Protection and Assessment Act, the Local Government Act, Water Management Act, Fisheries Act and other laws that provide protection to the environment and the community

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 February 20161000. Catherine B
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016999. Janet M
    what happened to democracy?
  • 07 February 2016998. Briso Taylor
    Unfortunately given the limited intellect of these rally supporters (read their below), they go to these stupid bloody 'races' and come home and drive home exactly the same way and do it all again on suburban streets. Yet these are exactly the same peopl
  • 06 February 2016997. Jennifer E
    Outrageous use of precious fossile fuel in a sanctury
  • 03 February 2016996. Alison H
    Dear Premier, Please understand that you cannot act to destroy the conservation value of this area and not be held to account. There is a ballot box and we will be voting!
  • 31 January 2016995. James M
    Corporate event sweeps laws aside. This is the death of democracy.
  • 25 January 2016994. De K
    le quesnel
  • 24 January 2016993. Michael Mcn
    I got it wrong! My ego got the better of me. Bring on the next rally.
  • 23 January 2016992. Paulette H
    I support this petition
  • 22 January 2016991. Donna B
    Please Premier don't allow this mindless destruction of the environment to go ahead.
  • 19 January 2016990. Crystal S
    Keeping it out of the national park is the bare minimum.
  • 18 January 2016989. Neil T
    Please protect our flora and fauna
  • 16 January 2016988. I Lovek
    AS IT IS
  • 16 January 2016987. Chantal B
    I support this petition
  • 15 January 2016986. Doubter Bean
    Why not use an online forum and openly discuss the pros and cons of the rally. I believe the protestors made for a very small contingent but believe they represented a majority of locals.
  • 12 January 2016985. Susan D
    No Rally. Save our environment, our wildlife, our lifestyle and our rights.
  • 12 January 2016984. Scott C
    how about we just seal all of the roads - that would stuff them ;-)
  • 09 January 2016983. Kay G
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016982. Rally O
    Rally organisers should donate to the government next event to help clean up the graffiti left by environmentalists! Put back into the community, and teach the 'locals' how to clean up after their event. How's that court case going, have the local rent a
  • 06 January 2016981. Blair S
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016980. Martin Stevenson
    Good work,well done to all.
  • 02 January 2016979. Michael S
    Are you always going to just change legislation to suit the wants of the big end of town! Or is this just a one off example of caving in to the pressure of large corporations? Do you think this is a democratic decision? I do not think it is, and although
  • 01 January 2016978. Claudia V
    Surely the rally organisers can find a better place to get their nasty petrol-head jollies
  • 29 December 2015977. Jean C
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015976. Wolfgang Rs
    This is an unjustifiable event, send the wrong message to the mainstream public instead of making clear that our resouces are limitted and time is right to change our attitudes in regard of "we have the right to do what we want to do" and ecomomy is the "
  • 24 December 2015975. Tony K
    Dear nothing better to do on a friday night, I can empathise buddy, I too was as embarrassed as all hell when the degenerates from Brissy and Sydney visited to watch the race. Yes it was very embarrassing.
  • 22 December 2015974. Louise M
    Why will speeding motor vehicles be permitted to access the national park, and trail riding on horse-back (which has MINIMAL environmental impact) is NOT ALLOWED??? Ah...that's right..Horses & riders don't generate enough income.

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Harry BerryBy:
Justice, rights and public orderIn:
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NSW Premier

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