SENT: 10 March 2017
TO: Geraldine McGuire – KUR-World
CC: email@example.com; Karen.Oakley@coordinatorgeneral.qld.gov.au; firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a couple of questions regarding misleading and false advertising on the KUR-World website
Today the site of the future KUR-World Integrated Resort is home to KUR-Cow, a cattle grazing and organic farm venture.
What do you mean by organic farm venture?
Is it certified organic?
Are you referring to the roughly 1 acre garden and orchard Organic Motion is setting up?
If so, that does not qualify to be called a farm venture.
According to MSC plan 2016 and QLD government the minimum size for a viable farm is 60 hectares. That is where the minimum lot size of 60 hectares for rural zoned lots comes from.
The word Eco-Resort and Eco-Tourism is used to further green wash KUR-World.
The current owner has cleared about 300 acres of native vegetation which was essential Cassowary habitat before Newman changed the vegetation management mapping. The cleared land now matches the footprint of KUR-World.
Apart from Cassowary habitat the cleared land was also part of wildlife corridors in an ecologically fragile area(a narrowing in the Wet Tropics)
With that negative start in mind, how do you justify using the word Eco in association with any future plans of the Barnwell property?
Are you planning to obtain a meaningful Australian Eco certification?
Please find attached an excerpt from the 20 July 2016 MSC minutes regarding a development application to subdivide a rural block.
Grounds for refusal being non viable size.
I look forward to hearing from you
ATTACHMENT: MSC-Minutes 20 July 2016