Last week, representatives from Friends of Plunkett and Native Plants Queensland met with the Member for Logan in the Queensland Parliament, Mr Linus Power.
This meeting was in response to the issues raised in November 2019.
Mr Power is an enthusiastic advocate for Plunkett Regional Park, and hikes in the Park with his family. However, prior to our meeting he was largely unaware of the extent of the issues impacting the Park.
The site visit was to the contentious areas on Quinzeh Creek Road where Logan City Council has responsibility for land management. The excerpt below from the Trails and Tracks Map shows the portion of the greater Plunkett Park managed by Council as the cross hatched area within the red box:
Whilst Mr Power conceded that Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service needed to do more to protect and maintain Plunkett (and he committed to follow up on the issues raised), he admitted that the troublesome area was Logan City Council’s responsibility to fix.
We are disappointed that the State government seems unable to expedite a solution with Logan City Council, and our collective experience of dealing with Council on this matter thus far has been far from positive.
Despite being rebuffed by Council, we are still seeking to meet with the Interim Administrator but with local government elections pending, it is very unlikely we will see a solution in place quickly.
In the meantime, please continue to contact our elected (and non-elected) representatives, and voice your concerns on our Facebook page.
The battle continues.