|THIS CLOSURE WAS AS RESULT OF A 1:15 |
YEAR FLOOD. WORSE IS COMING
The Barron River Delta has been largely free of development, for good reason. It goes under water regularly. And as many new residents are unaware, this results in the Captain Cook Highway being blocked between Arnold Street (adjacent to the airport) and the Caravonica/Yorkey's Knob roundabout. Sometimes for days or even weeks at a time.
The now all-but-dead Aquis project proposed building their entire project on "stilts"and other elevated foundations. Just one of the idiotic proposals to come out of these people. Likewise the Adventure Waters project, a busted development by the Freebody family just south of Yorkey's Knob Boulevard, would have flooded even in relatively minor (1:10 year) floods of the delta.
So now here come the owners of Northern Sands, a sand mining operation just north of Holloway's Beach Road, and a proposal to build a bottle shop, petrol station, and junk food emporium on the site.
|IMAGINE THIS BOTTLE-O, HOVERING ON|
THE HORIZON LIKE AN APPARITION
Given the propensity of the Manning Council to approve anything that crosses their desk, with little real professional oversight from the poodles running what passes as the Development Department, we would urge readers to lodge an objection to this intrusion into this sugar cane land.
Establishment of development in the Barron River Delta is unnecessary and will eventually prove costly to the community. This proposal proposed to protect itself from flood waters by increasing the height of the access roads and development area by 1.8 metres. 6 FEET IN THE OLD MEASURE.
This technique was shown by James Cook University professor John Nott to increase the damage on other properties in the flooded area during an event. It's bad planning procedure.
|EVERYONE LOVES TO CHOW DOWN|
OVERLOOKING A SAND QUARRY
Straddling the proposed access road built up 1.8 metres to meet some mythical development standard.
You can't make this shit up.
We urge you to make the council development department aware of your objections to this nonsensical proposal. Submissions with a tenner attached will get a prompt reply.