MEDIA RELEASE 07 August 2012
Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook Inc.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC) has made clear and strong responses to an attempt to have a new and different “Port Hinchinbrook Stage II” development proposal accepted as a mere “change” to a Development Application first lodged in 2008.
In 2009, state government departments advised the CCRC that an earlier “changed” version should be refused.
Nevertheless, the CCRC continued to grant the developer extensions of time to the present day, allowing the Application to remain “alive” under old legislation, the Integrated Planning Act. Otherwise, as a new Application, this battle-axe subdivision proposal would have to be assessed under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and the FNQ 2009-2031 Regional Plan, which allow no urban development south of the present “Port Hinchinbrook”.
PATIENCE: Sitting, quietly watching the water below a pond at Coquette Point for something edible, this little kingfisher, Australia’s smallest, provided a wonderful subject for Yvonne Cunningham’s camera.
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.