Low ly­ing

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THE Rocky Point area be­tween Bris­bane and the Gold Coast is be­ing eyed off for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment.

There is some 6000 hectares in­volved and would make de­vel­op­ers many mil­lions of dol­lars. What they do not seem to re­alise is, it is so low ly­ing and grows sugar cane. With this in mind, one won­ders what is go­ing to hap­pen when sea lev­els start to rise.

The de­vel­op­ers do not seem to re­alise that cli­mate change will af­fect this area and many oth­ers and the dam­age to homes and other in­stal­la­tions will cause in­surance costs to rise.

It seems that a state gov­ern­ment will have the fi­nal say in whether it takes place. Let us hope com­mon sense will pre­vail but given the push for the mighty dol­lar, we all may have to face the bill over­all through higher in­surance costs.

In the past, re­cent past in­cluded, men of sci­ence have proven this abil­ity for this to hap­pen; the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion tells of their feel­ings to the gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives who do not seem to lis­ten.

Maybe the out­come for not lis­ten­ing to the peo­ple should have a higher penalty. Land use over­all in Queens­land will be­come much more crit­i­cal in the next few years. — B. MARTIN, Wyreema

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