Our Broadwater supports dugongs, dolphins (over 60 seen recently at the
north end of South Stradbroke), at least 50-60 Eastern Curlews each summer
as well as other migratory and resident shorebirds, 404 sp of fish have been
sighted on the seaway, Humpback Whales have visited - the list goes on...
Our Broadwater is seriously threatened by ASF and their ship-terminal and
casino development on Wavebreak Island and Carter Bank.
ASF lead a foreign consortia which include two large Chinese state-owned
companies. The state has offered them public land to build an integrated
resort and ship terminal in the Broadwater - claiming that Mayor Tate had a
mandate last election. Given most of the present elements of the project
were never mentioned by Mayor Tate, much less in their present location,
that argument has died a pretty obvious death.
ASF have a big plan (the design for which remains not officially disclosed)
to construct a casino, high rise hotels/apartments etc including a 50 storey
high rise on Wave Break island .Their pics to date suggest they will expand
the landmass through dredging the Broadwater to almost double the island's
According to one participant in the 'community consultation', ASF reveals no
new pics or ideas BUT reveals construction will run UNTIL 2025... so that's
A WHOLE DECADE of construction noise, mess, traffic, dredging & Broadwater
devastation for our city... aside from the environmental nightmare for all
the creatures that live in & over the water, the tourism devastation & loss
of local use of the area - all immeasurable... & for what... ASF's coffers &
their casino-fuelled development?
I just signed the petition "Save Our Broadwater - Stop ASF before it is too
late!" and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.
This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it,
the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the
Save Our Broadwater <http://www.saveourbroadwater.com/>
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