IMPORTANT PETITION FELLOW KITERS AROUND THE GLOBE!
Townsville, Australia, 16/08/2012 Councillor V Veitch tabled a petition to the Townsville City Council requesting that Kite Boarding in Pallarenda be restricted to an area of 150m and the current Kiteboarding permits with CASA and the local council along Pallarenda Beach be reviewed. It is a ridiculously small area looking at over 200 local kiters, learners and tourists using the location on a regular basis without any issues with the public in over 10 years. Basically a few residents (27 that signed the Petition) want to see our our sport get banned at our local spot in Pallarenda. However, the big majority of locals in the Pallarenda community is very pro kiteboarding!
By restricting kitesurfing in Pallarenda beach to a 150m area it will make it much more dangerous for us to go kiting and especially difficult for the school In the Loop to conduct safe lessons and the JCU Kiteboarding Club to excersise their activities/events.
The Councillor failed to meet at the Council's set meeting with a representative from Intheloop Kiteboarding at the local spot to discuss the matter and is trying to get the council to change the current permit for kiteboarding to his recommendations.
We are now doing a petition against this. We appreciate your support by quickly signing the petition we have to present it in next week so it is a matter of urgency!!