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July 20th 2012
Notice: Sand movements at Nelly Bay

Following is a message from the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding sand excavation and truck movements to begin next week at Nelly Bay Beach.


Notice: Sand movements at Nelly Bay
 
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chasmac
July 20th 2012
Ah, replenishment! What a concept. Refilling, restoring, renewing and all the while the Casuarinas are falling into the sea. It must be close to ten years now that the Constitution Bridge has been in place and all that 'topping up' has been going on. Yet the shoreline remains completely unstable, it has eroded and retreated close to 20 metres, there is no end in sight and now the No-Can-Do government is able to find another $100,000 to scarify and aggravate the running sore one more time.
How can we get the three levels of government to sit down together, put their cards on the table and look at what they are actually presiding over? How can we ask (nicely) the Federal Government, through GBRMPA, to examine its conscience about the phony status of the Marine Park INSIDE the Nelly Bay harbour? About their dogged determination to keep open the space under the Constitution Bridge so that that phony arrangement is maintained?
The previous State Government jointly funded a study of the shoreline erosion issues in Nelly Bay knowing that the problem is centred around the bridge and the constant disturbance of the building sand there. That study, completely handcuffed by GBRMPA's 'we-don't-change-nothin'-for-no-one' position, came up with a proposal that no one wants to implement - because it is completely unworkable. Does anyone review it? Does anyone care? Or are all governments just happy that Queensland has found another $100,000 to rub into the wound for another year while they go away and scratch their shiny bums. Bum engineering, bum planning, bum observation and totally mindless bum administration. Will one sensible CanDo manager please take a look at your work sometime and do something differently. It is not working.


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