In the event that this land is sold, potential purchasers must understand
that community groups will continue to campaign to ensure that none of
the site is developed given its extremely high nature conservation values.
Anyone who buys this land must understand that Pooh Corner is endangered
ecosystem, protected under state government law.
See recent public comments from the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources
below and comments from Federal Liberal Member, Cameron
If you are thinking of putting in a tender for either Sanananda or Pooh
Corner, and would like to talk to Friends of Pooh Corner, please call
Nikki on 0419 751 152, or email email@example.com
Comments made about Pooh Corner
|State Natural Resources Minister Stephen Robertson
Extracts from Courier Mail
But Natural Resources Minister Stephen Robertson said it was
``extremely unlikely'' authorities would overturn the protection
to allow it to be developed.
After being confronted by concerned environmentalists at a recent
community Cabinet meeting, Mr Robertson wrote to Defence Minister
Robert Hill highlighting concerns about the land sale.
``Any prospective buyer should be aware it is currently mapped
as endangered vegetation, and under the Act endangered vegetation
is protected and it is extremely unlikely any state approval would
be given to clear the land,'' he said.
Mr Robertson said claims the mapping was dated were untrue as
the site had been inspected by Environmental Protection Agency
officers as recently as November.
|Cameron Thompson, Federal Liberal Member for Blair
Extracts from Queensland Times article,
Mr Thompson said he was confident the protected land would
"There is already a state government rule in place that the
land cannot be cleared," Mr Thompson said.
"I see the value in that because it means the land will be
protected in the future.