Rain­for­est un­der fire

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WHAT is our coun­cil think­ing al­low­ing a de­vel­oper to put an ac­cess road through the TMR forested road zone on the cor­ner of David Low Way and Mona Vista cres­cent in Coolum?

The land-locked par­cel of land is made up of lit­toral rain­for­est and nat­u­ral wa­ter­courses.

It falls steeply away from David Low Way and Mona Vista so imag­ine how much fill will be needed to al­low de­vel­op­ment on the site.

This makes you think that a multi-storey dwelling will have to be built to make it cost ef­fec­tive.

Lo­cal res­i­dents were only alerted when they saw sur­vey­ors mark­ing out the site and putting pink marks on all the trees to be felled. One res­i­dent got in front of an earth mover and re­fused to budge thus sav­ing the area this time.

Please join lo­cal res­i­dents in show­ing your con­cern for the de­struc­tion of the rain­for­est above Sec­ond Bay.

We are also con­cerned about pos­si­ble im­pacts on the wa­ter cour­ses and drainage of the area.

This could un­der­mine the sta­bil­ity of David Low Way and Mona Vista Cres­cent.

— Joanne Howlett

Coolum Beach

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