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