Category Archive: Planning and Development

MEDIA RELEASE – Important mangrove habitat to be the victim of unnecessary airport expansion

27 March 2013 The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, CAREFISH (CAirns REcreational Fishing Industry Stake Holders) and local commercial fishers are concerned over the recent approval of the Cairns Airport Land Use Plan by the State government. The Land Use Plan contains a ‘Movement Expansion Precinct’ (or new second parallel runway) and a ‘Mixed …

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MEDIA RELEASE – Flying fox relocation a waste of time and money

28 March 2013 Council yesterday voted to apply for a damage mitigation permit to relocate the bat colonies near the Cairns City Library. Council voted against such a motion in October 2012, presumably due to the prohibitive cost of the relocation. According to the October Council report, such a relocation would cost at least $80,000 …

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The mangroves of Ellie Point

By Rob Williams, Machans Beach I do a lot of breathing, so my love goes to my local oxygen factory, the mangrove forest of Ellie Point.  Situated over the Barron River to the southeast, the weird and wild marine wetland generates tons of oxygen during photosynthesis which the southeasterly breeze kindly delivers to my home …

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Grave concerns for Ella Bay

By Russell Constable In December 2012, Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke approved the Ella Bay Resort Development near Innisfail. Over 1,000 local people contacted Minister Burke urging him to reject this inappropriate development on various grounds, including that it would put endangered species and communities at risk. For more information visit www.cafnec.org.au. There was little …

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Burke approves inappropriate Ella Bay resort development

MEDIA RELEASE 20th DECEMBER 2012 Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke announced his approval of the Ella Bay resort development near Innisfail yesterday, a decision which will threaten federally listed endangered species and ecological communities.  “We have serious concerns for the unique ecology of this area given the nature and scale of the proposed development. The …

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Cairns Regional CouncilWatch: Ordinary Meeting 12 Dec 2012

All the 12s were lined up. Would this prove auspicious? Meeting commenced at 10 on the dot with Cr Terry James (Div 4), as Deputy Mayor, in the Chair. Mayor Bob (‘Bats are Birds’) Manning was reported as being simply ‘away’ for a week perhaps to attend a wildlife awareness course. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/about-council/meetings/ordinary-meeting/past-meetings/12-dec-2012 There were 21 …

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Update on Cowley Beach to Liverpool dune track

At the Cassowary Coast Regional Council meeting on 29 October 2012 the Cowley Beach to Liverpool Creek dune track was discussed. This dune track is Council’s strategy for dealing with the large number of illegal drivers (both quad and 4WDs) which drive up and down Cowley Beach to the Spit. We have reported in previous …

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Make a difference – call Minister Burke today

Take a moment this festive season to call Minister Burke’s office and let him know that we want to protect Ella Bay from the inappropriate Ella Bay development. The number of his Parliament House office is: (02) 6277 7640. So why not pick up the phone today and pass on your message? If you don’t …

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Cairns Regional CouncilWatch: Ordinary Meeting 31 Oct 2012

After the rally today (31 October) against the Council decision to rip up of an Esplanade bike path and its permission to developers to submit development proposals under superseded planning schemes at Taylor’s and Buchan’s Points, a number of protesters attended the Council’s monthly Ordinary Meeting at 10 o’clock. The first issue of interest was …

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Cairns Regional CouncilWatch: Ordinary Meeting 5 Dec 2012

Meeting chaired by Clr James while Mayor Manning was away in Brisbane. There were 20 agenda items in the open session of the meeting, and two additional items of general business. This open session of the meeting lasted less than an hour. Items where discussion and or debate occurred prior to voting included the following. …

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