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Deception Bay Open Space Under Threat
OBJECTION
December 7, 1999


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MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE

"MORETON SHORES"

PART OF LOTS 4 TO 8 ON RP30503 AND

PART OF LOT 4 ON DH SL 10954

PARISH REDCLIFFE COUNTY STANLEY

The Web Incorporated's Brisbane Region Environment Council objects to this material change of use application.

The ecologically important location of the proposed development makes it inappropriate for this sort of development. The best use for the site would be part of the regional open space system. This would help protect the internationally recognised Moreton Bay and associated Ramsar listed wetlands. The foreshores of Deception Bay are largely developed and this site represents a unique opportunity to provide both open space and nature reserve for public benefit.

See picture of proposed development site ---> Overview of proposed development

The EPA in its publication "The Conservation Status of Queenslands Bioregional Ecosystems" says

"There is a limited number of regional ecosystems across the state for conservation is recommended on scientific grounds irrespective of current conservation status. These include: ….. wetland ecosystems, mangroves, riparian ecosystems …" EPA 1999

The few remaining open spaces in the Deception Bay/Redcliffe area play a vital role in housing the native wildlife that still remain.

The density of development envisaged would destroy the ecological values and have damaging impacts on the adjacent Deception Bay.

The proposed development should be rejected.

 


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