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Peaceful tranquillity of Koah could be destroyed forever

A development application has been lodged to increase the 52 flights a year permitted from the Koah airstrip to up to 6 flights a day and up to 365 flights a year. Up to 13 pilots would be able to use the aircraft facility.  The new submission time on this amended application ends

LETTER TO MSC: Request that motions passed on items 5,7, & 8 of Mareeba Shire Council meeting 19 July 2017 are revoked since the reason given for passing them- that Council could be liable for compensation if they refused them- is not correct

DATE: 26 JULY 2017 TO: info@msc.qld.gov.au CC: Deputy Premier, State planners, MSC planners and CEO Dear Councillor We are writing to you about the 3 Kuranda applications to be assessed under the superseded planning scheme and which were passed in the 19 July Council meeting. Council is under the misconception that not passing those applications could

Arsenic in Koah bores: Dialog between MSC and KRPG

Council needs to inform residents that supposedly potable water may not be safe and consider compensation. cc Councillors, CEO, Mayor and Carl Ewan Dear Brian Thank you for your reply. As residents health and safety is at stake Council should inform residents who were promised potable water that they might not have any unless their

LETTER: to Deputy Premier, Submission on draft revised State Planning Policy 9 FEB 2017

SENT: 9 February 2017 The Honourable Jackie Trad MP Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment c/- State Interest Feedback Planning Group Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning PO Box 15009 CITY EAST QLD 4002 Sent via email to: planningpolicy@dilgp.qld.gov.au Dear Deputy Premier, Submission on draft revised

Koah – more unsustainable development allowed by council – 11 November 2016

Council facilitates environmental destruction again and neglects duty of care. In the Council meeting on 21 September 2016 Councillor Nipper Brown, Mary Graham and Kevin Davies voted to extend an out of date, expired development approval REC/07/0091 for the fourth time (thank you to Councillor Lenore Wyatt and Angela Toppin for voting against it). The development

Koah residents might be getting poisoned with arsenic – 4 November 2016

Council approved rural residential subdivisions in Koah which were subject to potable water have above safe Australian Drinking Water Guideline levels of Arsenic in bore water. A community project tested bores for heavy metals using ALS laboratories the same reputable lab Mareeba Shire Council uses. There seems to be a widespread presence of Arsenic in

KUR-MYTH: KUR-World would be sustainable development

A developer purchasing land does not have the right to make a lot of money out of it. It is a gamble which may work out in his or her favor or not. Forested land is generally cheap to buy as it offers limited ways of making a return from it. It belongs to wildlife

REPORT: Barnwell Rd / KUR-World EPBC Ref: 2016/7710

4 September 2016 compliance@environment.gov.au To whom it may concern This is to report an offense under section 18 and 18A. Vegetation clearing that has occurred and may still occur of Cassowary habitat and Cassowary corridors. The vegetation clearing occurred on the Barnwell property in Myola near Kuranda sometime between 11 Sep 2014 and 12

Kuranda Region Town Water Overview

There are around 60 different crops grown in the Barron River catchment area.According to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine Authority corn on its own has 1415 products registered to be used. After heavy rain events the Barron is quite easily transformed into an agricultural drain. The water test suites which include heavy metals and