LETTER: Proposed resort a disaster for Gladstone
HUMMOCK Hill Island should be a national park.
How many island resorts along the East Coast have been built and are sitting idle or struggling?
A resort on this island will be disastrous to the native flora and fauna, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Regardless of the changes Pacificus plan to make.
It is noted in the EIS for Hummock Hill Island, that several species both flora and fauna are on the endangered list, not to mention the devastation to the marine life and migratory birds.
Indigenous artefacts have been found on this island.
Rainforest and coastal vine thickets, the water mouse, black-breasted button quail, grey-headed flying-fox, green turtle, loggerhead turtle, flatback turtle, eastern curlew, dugong and indo-pacific humpback dolphin are at risk.
There is a deception that there will be 3500 jobs, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The fine print says that just 190 local tradies will be contracted for the life of the project.
These 190 jobs disappear at the end of the project.
Hummock Hill Island cannot sustain a resort.
The only way to voice your negative opinion of the impact this resort will have on the island and the Great Barrier Reef, is to make a submission.
Please voice your opinion to stop this resort from being built.
Email: hummockhill@coordinator general.qld.gov.au
Submissions to be received by October 10, 2016.
EIS and more information can be viewed on the Qld Government Website,
Department of State Development, Hummock Hill Island.