Port Botany Development

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Subject: Port Botany Development
From: "Dion Hobcroft" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 12:03:59 +1100
ABC news in Sydney last night carried an item that the Port Botany container
port would be doubled in size. The map showed the estuary would be filled
in. Firstly community consultation and an environmental impact statement
were needed. So it looks like the last shorebird estuary in north Botany is
under direct threat.

A quick look today revealed 30 Little Terns (28 in breeding plumage, some
presenting fish and mating), 30 Common Terns, 100 Bar-tailed Godwits, 30
Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, 3 Red Knots, 30 Red-necked
Stints, 2 Pied Oystercatchers, 4 Black-winged Stilts plus the usual host of
pelicans,gulls , cormorants and Crested Terns. So enjoy it while you can and
be prepared to write some letters if it eventuates that the estuary will be
filled in.


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