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Residents fight for wildlife Industrial estate planned at North Maclean

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015 04:36

Residents fight for wildlife Industrial estate planned at North Maclean

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Anne Alma Ted Kathy NorthMaclean
NORTH Maclean residents are fighting tooth and nail to protect vulnerable native flora and fauna from an industrial development.

The North Maclean Enterprise Precinct sits on a 117 hectare site on the corner of Crowson Lane and the Mt Lindesay Highway. The applicant proposes to clear-fell the whole site including small areas of the federally endan-gered melaleuca irbyana.
Logan and Albert Conservation Association president and Stanley Court resident Anne Page said the site was valuable habitat for wildlife including the endangered spotted-tail quoll, and vulnerable koala.
The proposal is currently seeking approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, with invitations to comment closing on March 9.
Ms Page said the report submitted for assessment was lacking in critical information, including a detailed species survey. "There are other species that are vulnerable in Queensland that won't get a look-in during this consultation," she said.
The North Maclean site was first ear-marked for development by Beaudesert Shire Council in 1996, however by 2007 the council had changed its mind. 
Ms Page said the project had changed names several times since and most of the community was unaware that the area was added to the Greater Flagstone Development Area in 2010.
"We really must emphasise the community has never been given the right to say no to this, ever," she said. "No-one's ever asked us, do you want this huge area of industrial development in the middle of a rural residential area?"
IMAGE shows Logan and Albert Conservation Association (LACA) president Anne Page, Crowson Lane wildlife carers Alma and Ted Searle, LACA vice president Kathy Faldt and Appaloosa Drive resident Rob Davies oppose the development of an industrial estate at North Maclean.

Ms Page said an industrial estate would change the demographic of the area and was not wanted by the residents.
"No-one in this community has moved here for industry," she said.
"We want our trees, we want our clean air and our wildlife, that's why we moved here."
She urged residents to make a submission before the March 9 closing date and also to contact their local MPs.
Logan Albert Conservation Association members have been opposing this since first SEQ Regional Plan in 2005 when we auspiced a local community action group NBSAG
North Beaudesert Shire Action Group.
Who was in that group? ‪#‎NMEP‬ has raised its ugly head again at ‪#‎NorthMaclean‬
"If you've never written a letter before, you must write it now!" 
"There is no other opportunity." 
EPBC will access using preliminary documentation****
Strangely we are asked to send our comments and submissions to a lawyer representing the developer. We do not really understand this process but EDO Environmental Defenders Organization suggests that we also send to EPBC
Danny O’Brien
Dowd and Co Lawyers
3/355 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Fax to: 07 3238 0699
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We believe it would be in community interest to also copy your submission to Deb Callister in the DoE (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), who has been the delegate to date and is likely to make the final decision. 
‪Read the #‎Offsets‬ policy from EPBC http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/12630bb4-2c10-4c8e-815f-2d7862bf87e7/files/offsets-policy_2.pdf
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