ORIGINAL FILE: Reporting-Earthworks-Activity-Barnwell-Kuranda-MSC-31-Jan-2017

Bulwai Cultural Heritage Lions Club
PO Box 661, Kuranda QLD 4881
Phone: 07 4093 9008
Date: 31 January 2017

To: Brian Millard, Mareeba Shire Council via email
CC: Kuranda Region Planning Group

Re: BARNWELL 12 RURAL TITLES / KUR-WORLD / KUR-COW, KURANDA
Re: ALLEGED UNLAWFUL OPERATIONAL WORKS – BARNWELL ROAD, KURANDA

Thank you for your letter dated 12 December 2016 in reply to my original letter dated 9 December 2016.

I think you are misunderstanding the intention of my letter.

All earthworks were manifest ‘on the ground’ by February 2016 – as per the dam. All earthworks exceed 50m3 and are congruent with the illegal dam action.

Of particular concern is SITE3 EARTHWORKS – a large cut-and-fill directly above Haren Creek – which was constructed at the same time as the dam. Fill was used from the dam on this site as can be seen from the media photo below. Has this ‘corner’ been engineered for public use and to ensure it won’t be lost to Haren Creek in a Wet Season?

[see images in ORIGINAL FILE]

I am officially reporting these earthworks as illegal actions.

If MSC personnel were on site in December 2015, and the following six (6) months while the three (3) dam designs were worked and executed on site, why did they not report the other illegal activities > 50m3 as they found them on the site, at that time?

Please start proceedings to have the listed earthworks checked for sediment controls and engineered/ approved as per the dam.

Your urgent reply on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely
William Brim
Bulwai Cultural Custodian
Bulwai Cultural Heritage Lions Club
Djabugay-Bulway-Yirrgay-Nyakali-Guluy People (QC2015/005)


FIRST LETTER OF REPORT SENT 12 DEC 16