Federal officials plan to back the destruction of almost 2000 hectares of pristine Queensland forest in a move that threatens the Great Barrier Reef and undermines a $500 million Turnbull government rescue package for the natural wonder.
|Old growth forest in the vicinity of Kingvale Station, |
near rivers that flow into the Great Barrier Reef.
A draft report by the Department of the Environment and Energy recommends that the government allow the mass vegetation clearing at Kingvale Station on Cape York Peninsula. The area to be bulldozed is almost three times the size of the combined central business districts of Sydney and Melbourne.
Read the story by Nicole Hasham from The Age - “Swaths of native forest near Great Barrier Reef set to be bulldozed.”