SAVE TOONDAH HARBOUR
Moreton Bay, which includes Toondah Harbour, in Queensland is acknowledged as Australia’s most important site for the Eastern Curlew and has been recognised as a Ramsar site under an international agreement that protects wetlands.
The Critically Endangered Eastern Curlew’s population has fallen by more than 80% in the last 30 years as its feeding and roosting habitat in coastal environments comes under increasing pressure from growing human populations.
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Australia’s largest private developer, the Walker Corporation, has proposed a 3,600 unit residential and commercial development and 200 berth marina for Toondah Harbour that will encroach on over 40 hectares of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site, and will permanently destroy Eastern Curlew feeding habitat.
Walker Corporation could upgrade and develop Toondah Harbour without negatively impacting threatened birds but instead they have proposed developing right on top of the most precious area for Eastern Curlew.
A final decision on this proposal has not yet been made, but the fact that a proposed development within a Ramsar site was not rejected from the outset calls into question the Queensland and Federal Government’s commitment to upholding Australia’s obligations under both domestic legislation and international agreements. If the proposal is allowed to go ahead it sets a dangerous precedent for future developments within Australia’s other 65 Ramsar listed wetlands and indeed Ramsar Wetlands around the world.
Welcome Back Shorebirds 21st September 2019
Join us at this annual event to Welcome back our shorebirds to Toondah Harbour at G.J. Walter Park in Cleveland from 9am, bring your friends, family and invite your MP. Come along and meet Milly Fromby and hear about her plans to fly a microlight along the Migratory Bird flyway to Russia. http://wingthreads.com/about/