INSTEAD of keeping trees on new estates, developers and councils seem determined to bulldoze everything to maximise return on their investment by putting buildings on the now denuded land.
These homes rely on airconditioners to make them habitable.
The Gold Coast urban sprawl is a prime example of the madness and greed that has overtaken environmentally friendly development.
It appears those we elect all too often are more interested in destroying the fragile environment to maximise profit. D.J. FRASER, CURRUMBIN SPRING has sprung and birds are nesting – but not all birds.
Battery hens confined in small wire cages can only dream of building a nest. And the millions of baby chickens locked away inside grim broiler sheds will never get a chance to build a nest because they will be dead by the time they are six weeks old.
“Breeder” hens will never be permitted to build a nest or see their fluffy chicks.
As you revel in this wondrous season with its myriad colours and fragrances, please spare a thought for the millions of pitiful birds who will never know a spring. JENNY MOXHAM POOR former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale. Now he’s charged with the possession of a male sex drug without a prescription (GCB, 11/10).
Now that’s a hard charge to accept. After all, many men obtain Viagra substitutes on line and, really, where lies the criminality in that? Yes, it is a drug but I doubt if the charge will stand up in court. KEN JOHNSTON, ROCHEDALE SOUTH IS AUSTRALIAN skipper Steve Smith really injured or recalled to explain his and his team’s pathetic performance on this tour?
The union backed demand of “no tour unless more money” for him and the other members.
Maybe his $1.2 million salary is under review – plus extra bonuses. PAK WILLIAMS, NERANG MOTORING up the Gold Coast Hwy, I glanced out the window at the park in front of the buildings just south of Australia Fair.
I saw two curlews surveying the passing traffic. They were standing among the tea trees, no doubt standing guard over their nest.
I live in Broadbeach and often hear them calling to each other at night but have not been lucky enough to see them during the day.
If Mayor Tate has his way and builds a casino and hotel on this site no doubt it will mean the eviction of this little family.
Are these birds protected? LORRAINE HOGAN, BROADBEACH GROWING up, I don’t remember anyone complaining about electricity costs but along came renewables, closing of power stations, agreements with countries who have no coal, and a lot that rely on nuclear power.
Since this occurred our cost of electricity has skyrocketed; does not seem too hard to work out why. ROD WATSON, SURFERS PARADISE