MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2013
Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook Inc.
OPEN LETTER IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
to all the owners at "Port Hinchinbrook", the interested public, and the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments
Port Hinchinbrook Services is in provisional liquidation. Williams
Corporation, the development company, is under voluntary administration. Previous developers Tekin Australia (Resort Village Cardwell) were also wound up, in 1990.
So what's the problem?
The short story is that "Port Hinchinbrook's" waterways cannot be kept
navigable by dredging, because of an unchangeable characteristic of the
Hinchinbrook Channel coast: "severe siltation".
This problem is inherent in the site; it is not caused by cyclones.
The Cassowary Coast Alliance (CCA) is a collaborative hub for entities and individuals who
are actively seeking good quality and long term public interest outcomes for the world
heritage listed Cassowary Coast in Far North Queensland.
- stop the plan for an intrusive breakwater