The Fitzgibbon site has one of the highest population densities of Squirrel Gliders on the East Coast. In NSW and Vic. this animal is threatened. Only in Queensland is it still common. The Qld Government wants to develop the site for housing. This will motally wound this population of gliders and ruin and important linkage to nearby wetlands.
The site is an Important habitat for migratory birds and significant to the Cabbage Tree Creek catchment, Bramble Bay and Moreton Bay ecology.
Fitzgibbon is not the only lowland coastal vegeation under threat in SEQ. Between 1991-1999 a total of 25,100 ha of bushalnd where cleared in coastal areas between Noosa and Cooloongatta.
Watch for more rallies in other endangered bush areas
Including a rally highlighting the fate of bushlands at Peregian on the Sunshine Coast . A site where 13 endangered fauna and flora species will be affected by the clearing of 600 hectares of the precious wallum green belt between the Noosa and Maroochy Rivers.
*Causes salinity in the land and river systems.
*Attacks Aboriginal Heritage.
*Increases Greenhouse gases.
*Destroys Coastal and ocean ecology.
*Denies local communities open space and parklands
How to get to the Rally site..
Enter from Lacey Rd. Carsledine under the electricity towers close to the corner of Linkfield road.
If youíre coming from BrisbaneÖ. Drive North along Gympie Rd until your almost at the freeway. Turn right into Beams Rd. which is the intersection before the Caltex station at the beginning of the freeway.
Turn left at the first street which is Lacey Rd.. Follow this to Linkfield Rd.
If youíre coming from the Sunshine Coast, drive south along the Bruce Highway until you cross the Pine River at Bald Hills. Donít turn off to the Gateway motorway. Immediately after the Freeway finishes (The Caltex will be on your right) turn left into Beams road and then left into Lacey Rd.
Join the campaign to STOP LAND CLEARING
Brisbane Region Environment Council
PO Box 479 Morningside 4170
Website - brec.ozecol.org
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council (Gecko) <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org ph.55341412
Sunshine Coast Environment centre <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org ph.54415747
The Wilderness society <http://us.f404.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 3846 1420,
Queensland Conservation Council (website) <http://www.qccqld.org.au/>www.qccqld.org.au 32210188
The Queensland Greens <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org ph.38444667