So the council want to bulldoze one of our last remaining natural areas at the beach just because there is no legislation to say we cant and because that is what they want to do. They have ignored the advice of people who understand natural resource management and despite a lot of community interest in this project have forged ahead with a predetermined plan while giving an expectation there would be public consultation.
'The bobcat has already started developing the approach to the bridge crossing at one of the last remaining tranquil nature reserves along Mission Beach.
All we were asking was consideration of an alternative route. If you care about how decisions are made that impact on our natural environment.
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There are plans for the Ulysses Walk, which mainly follows the beach just behind the dune at Mission Beach, to be linked at one of the small remaining habitat corridors connecting rare and endangered rainforests. Three options have been suggested.
The Cassowary Coast Regional Council has chosen the highest impact , most expensive option without consideration of the feedback from several community groups including the community environment group.
The option chosen will cross the creek at the widest most erosion prone location, dissecting one of the last remaining small natural habitat corridors. If this option goes ahead it will introduce a high level of 'traffic' including dogs to a currently 'quiet' wilderness area where natural processes continue relatively uninterrupted.
Currently the public park area alongside the creek is being maintained as private by campers, intimidating public use and encroaching beyond site boundaries into the wilderness area where kitchen and other effluent flows directly into the creek and weeds are allowed to proliferate.
This video offers an alternative route realigning camping sites a couple of metres away from the creek bank where the Ulysses Walk continues with a choice of a short section on the beach or following along the creek through a parkland and past the visitor centre.
An opportunity for a rehabilitation project and to inform visitors and locals of the high environmental value of a special little habitat corridor that is still visited by cassowaries.
An alternative way -A BETTER WAY