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.