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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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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Groups demand Queensland’s Federal MPs retain protection of the State’s environment

Media Release from Queensland Conservation Council 5 December 2012 Queensland’s state and regional conservation groups meeting in Brisbane today have demanded that Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan and other Queensland Labor MPs act to prevent the handing over of environmental approval powers to the States. The so-called “slashing green tape” agenda is being considered at …

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Sir David Attenborough urges Prime Minister not to abandon national environment powers

23 November 2012 Today, 33 United Nations Environment Program Global 500 Laureates (elected to the UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour in recognition of outstanding practical achievement in the protection of the environment) delivered Prime Minister Gillard a letter urging her not to abandon national environmental protection and devolve powers to state and territory Governments. …

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Help protect Ella Bay – sign here

The future of Ella Bay now rests with the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke. Please take a moment to send an email to Minister Burke below to add your voice to the many that are calling for a stop to this inappropriate development. Help us to protect this special area for generations to come. More about …

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