Port Hinchinbrook

Subject: Port Hinchinbrook
From: Rafael Furniss <>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 11:37:51 +1000 (EST)

I wouldn't be so optimistic about the preservation of mangroves during 
the building of the resort. I have seen photos of the local people 
chopping down mangroves on the site after the order to stop work on the 
project had been handed down. From the road, one can see clear across the 
site to the water without any mangroves obstructing the view.

It's got to be one of the most stupid sites for a resort anywhere. If/when 
it gets built the guests will have to put up with noise from the adjacent 
railway track and highway, and the beautiful sulphurous mangrove mud smell 
from the mangroves, not to mention the resident hordes of mosquitoes.


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