VEGETATION CLEARING - NO SYNERGY WITH NATURE AT STATE DEVELOPMENT OR TARONG ENERGY
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The Brisbane Region Environment Council slammed the proposed Synergy Park at Carole Park as a ruthless and unthinking attack on SEQs biodiversity.
"The bushland that will pay with its life for this development, is an "of concern ecosystem", unusual and of significance to local wildlife. This vegetation would be protected if the State Government proclaimed, in full, its Vegetation Management Act" said Michael Petter Coordinator of BREC.
The area has an unusual mix of wallum and eucalypt species, including two "Of Concern Ecosystems", which support a large amount of food sources and nesting hollows.
"This area can be linked up with both upstream and downstream remnant bushlands along Sandy Ck to form a vital part of our regional nature conservation network. The only acceptable outcome for this area of remnant bushland is complete protection " Mr Petter said
"The fact that the company and the State could even consider this development proves that they do no real impact assessment of nature conservation values before pushing their ludicrous proposals. A simple inspection of an air photo would have shown the sites significance let alone an onground inspection" he said
The State Government should "get real" with Nature Conservation planning and assessment. The company should concentrate on reducing its sulphur dioxide and other pollution problems at the Tarong Plant rather than foisting yet more damage on the environment. The Ipswich City Council also stands condemned for failing to protect its bushlands from predatory developments.
BREC has a peliminary environmental report on the proposed development (http://brec.ozecol.org/news/current/sandyckreport.html) and has a photo gallery (http://brec.ozecol.org/news/current/sandycreek.html) showing some the natural values that might be lost..
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