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Fight to save high school land continues as petition closes

The proposed lot for a high school in Calliope is under threat. Lot 126, 55 Don Cameron Dr.
The proposed lot for a high school in Calliope is under threat. Lot 126, 55 Don Cameron Dr. Tom Huntley GLASCHO

THE petition to stop the sale of land set aside for a high school in Calliope has closed.

Organisers on Wednesday had collected 1554 signatures and were awaiting results from an online petition.

Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham is set to table the petition in parliament next week.

Calliope mum Lynda Ninness started the petition after it was confirmed the State Government would proceed with the sale of a 14.7 hectare parcel of land which for many years had been set aside for a high school.

Her three children attend primary school in Calliope and she said the need for a high school was pressing.

"Most people are disgusted about it," she said of the sale. "We need to stop the sale for the future of our kids out here.

"The schools in town are increasingly full and there's so much congestion on the roads already.

"We don't need more kids being bussed in and out."

Topics:  calliope education high school state government



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