Petition to clean up KUR-World dam failure in Owen Creek catchment before the sediment load DESTROYS MORE endangered Kuranda Tree Frog habitat. See video of condition of creek below.
Did you know the KUR-World development site has belched tonnes of clay from the failure of the dam wall – upstream of Owen Creek in Myola? This environmental disaster happened in December 2015 and still hasn’t been cleaned up.
The sediment load is waiting for rain to carry it down to critically endangered Kuranda Tree frog habitat, then into the Barron River, out to sea onto the struggling Great Barrier Reef. There is no good reason why it shouldn’t have already been cleaned up 22 months later.
On 21 November 2017 the community petition was submitted to Mareeba Shire Council and Department of the Environment and Energy.
106 residents and ratepayers had their say. Click here to read the comments
Thank you to everyone who got involved in helping to get the rainforest creek cleaned up!
This petition will be left in place and available for community submissions until the creek has been cleaned up.
Mareeba Shire Council, Department of the Environment and Energy
CC: Office Coordinator General, Mareeba Shire Council, Steven Miles, Anthony Lynham, Queensland Premier’s Office
Dear Elected Officials,
We demand legal proceedings against the developer commence immediately by the department.
We demand a clean-up in the rainforest creek behind the failed mega-dam wall to prevent further devastation of critically endangered Kuranda Tree frog habitat.
The responsibility of the department is to protect the Australian environment. It is the duty of office bearers to enforce legislation when breaches are clear.