Track upgrade an issue
REGARDING proposed upgrades of the Daintree to Bloomfield track. On the one hand, it could create problems for the residents of Bloomfield, Wujal and Rossville areas who are used to a certain lifestyle. But we all have to accept the inevitability of change. It could be that having sealed sections with strict speed limits would mitigate impacts on the residents. The complaints we get from them in Cooktown are of dust and dangerous speeds. There is a point of view that the environment is there for everybody and anybody to enjoy, and that the protection of it is a separate issue.