Toowoomba businessman and philanthropist Clive Berghofer (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

February 19, 2021

Toowoomba businessman Clive Berghofer has launched a petition opposing the proposed Wellcamp quarantine facility.

The proposal, put forward by Wagner Corporation in January, is reportedly under consideration by both the State and Federal governments.

If it goes ahead, the facility could house returning travellers for 14 days within minutes of the Wellcamp international airport.

Mr Berghofer’s E-petition to State Parliament, posted on Thursday, reads:

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House the proposal to build a quarantine facility at the privately owned Wellcamp Airport. It is not reasonable to move a broken system into a regional area with limited health resources and no ability to assure locals that a biosecurity breach will not occur.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to not move the quarantine system to the privately owned Wellcamp Airport near Toowoomba.

The well-known philanthropist and former Toowoomba Mayor told local media last week he feared the consequences for Toowoomba if something went wrong at the proposed quarantine facility.

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2 Responses to "Petition Opposes Quarantine Plan"

  1. Ted and Babs Jacobs  February 21, 2021

    We are definitely against the proposed quarantine facility at Wellcamp

  2. Disgruntled  February 22, 2021

    Fear is a very very powerful emotion.

    I sure can feel for the Toowoomba folks but in reality the Wagner group could very well pull it off and more safely (read the related article above) for the workers as well as the returning travellers. They have proven that they can “deliver” very effectively.

    It would be very very expensive, though. But if anyone can pull it off it would be the Wagners. They are way smarter than Victoria’s Dan Andrews and I do believe that what they are proposing could be made to work. Properly!

    Next question is: With the vaccination roll out starting, do we really need this quarantine thing to continue? Maybe or maybe not!


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