Have your say - Mt Coot-tha Zipline - Queensland Conservation Council

Have your say on the Mt Coot-tha Zipline

Public Survey open until 31 December

The Brisbane City Council (BCC) plans to lease parts of the Heritage listed Mt Coot-tha Forest and Botanic Gardens for a private adventure tourism megaziplines complex.

The proposal calls for approval of 'additional purpose' under the Land Management Plan by the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Dr Anthony Lynam. To show the proposal has the support of the community, the Plan is open for public comment until 31 December 2019.

To see the full Land Management Plan, download a copy here.

Take Action!

Register your opposition and show the Queensland Government that BCC does not have the support of the community by completing the public survey here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4678014/dMCzlmp

A downloadable survey is also available here. Once completed, email to projects@cprgroup.com.au.

The controversial proposal presents many threats to local wildlife, including: 

  • For fire safety, emergency access and building works, about 28 ha (40 football fields) of tree clearing will be required, according to State Govt;
  • Loss of a large area of essential wildlife habitat for threatened species including the Powerful Owl and Koalas (BCC have referred the koala situation to the Federal Government - currently listed online);
  • The six parallel 1.44 km ziplines will land in the tranquil Australian Plant Communities area across Melaleuca Lake;
  • Access and current enjoyment of the Botanic Gardens will be impacted increased passenger vehicles, presenting a safety risk to wildlife;
  • Traditional owners say they have not been consulted on the proposed developments and major impacts;
  • Heritage views and amenity would be seriously impacted by tree removal, zipline cables, constant high noise (screaming not considered) and night lighting until 10pm, 7 days a week; and
  • A 349 m suspension bridge supported by large pylons & towers (up to 22m high at platform level) above the JC Slaughter Falls tracks and picnic area.

Remember - surveys must be in by midnight on 31st December!

For more information, see the Mt Coot-tha Protection Alliance website, or send an email to mountainzipline@gmail.com.

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