''To take a biodiversity hotspot and land 10,000 residents there is not just immoral, it's terribly shortsighted,'' she said.
M s M a i z e y s a i d environmentalists and residents would likely band together under the ''Save Bahrs Scrub'' banner during a public meeting at
Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton said Bahrs Scrub was flagged as a major development area under the South East Queensland Regional Plan. ''We will not be retreating from development there,'' he said.
Cr Lutton said the council was in preliminary planning and would soon begin an environmental study. ''I don't know what numbers (of residents) will actually
end up there,'' he said. ''If, when we get into the detailed environmental study, it shows more land needs to be protected then it may be less people.''
Conservation groups attending tomorrow's meeting include the Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council (Gecko), Logan and Albert Conservation
Association, Brisbane Region Environment Council and Wildlife Logan.
The meeting is at
Windaroo Valley State High School,
Thursday 5 November 2009