Springbrook National Park is a short drive inland from Surfers Paradise and is a national park that is so exceptional that it has the status of being a World Heritage listed area, but it too suffers from all the same threats and needs our ongoing support and protection from inappropriate development.
It was with great concern that Gecko received the news this week that the regurgitated cable way proposal from Neranwood to World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park has been resurrected by the proponent of the old ‘Naturelink’, Ray Stevens, MP for Mermaid.
Mr Stevens and the Premier do not appear to think that there is any conflict of interest between Stevens’ role as a member of the Government which will assess the project, his personal investment and role as advisor to the project, and his role representing the views of his electorate.
Below are the letters for your information to write your submission to the Gold Coast City Council on Springbrook water extraction. Please make sure if you do use our submission letter below that you add your own comments to individualise your submission. The same submission letter repeated by different people can sometimes be treated as one letter so it’s important that you do add your own comments.
Springbrook is a community in the Gold Coast Hinterland, within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves). Springbrook National Park offers an escape to another world – a world where nature, heritage and community come together.
Visitors will find much to enjoy amongst the wateralls, hiking trails and lookouts. Unspoilt by excessive commercialisation, Springbrook is home to an amazing variety of wildlife, from the rare Albert’s Lyrebird to Rosellas and Bowerbirds, and from the majesty of Ancient beech trees to canopies of spreading ferns. http://www.springbrooktourism.com.au/
Springbrook National Park is World Heritage listed and, with the surrounding plateau, is home to an enormous array of unique Australian plants and animals. Many of these are legislatively protected and some occur nowhere else in the world