Long-term threat to Moreton Bay

The RAMSAR listed wetlands of Moreton Bay are under threat from more developments than the proposed 3,600 home development at Toondah Harbour, according to media platform eFlux.

Collier International’s vision of the future for Southern Moreton Bay

Already approved developments include the $1billion 65,000 home Pacific-City at Norwell Valley and a new freeway, linking that city to the Gold Coast and Brisbane. So far there are no plans for public transport. Moreton Bay Council announced in February plans to more than double its economy in two decades by encouraging agribusiness, construction and tourism.

The Bay is home to more than 50,000 waterbirds, including one percent of the world’s migratory species.

The Southern Moreton Bay Islands 2030 Community Plan, now a decade old, does not mention the major development of infrastructure required for Pacific City and its proposed satellites.

Moreton Bay Shire Council plans to expand the region’s economy from $17billion to $40billion by encouraging development in agribusiness, construction and tourism.

You can hear that story in The Generator News for Wednesday May 26th

The discussion of development on Moreton Bay on EcoRadio

Or the 2020 interview about Toondah Harbour.

Background information

Link to eFlux story

Real Estate Agent Ray White’s summary of the project

Canegrowers form syndicate to sell land – 2016

Moreton Bay Council’s plans for the North

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