Hon Mark Bailey - Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety & Ports and the Hon Dr Steven Miles - Minister for Environment, Heritage Protection, National Parks & the Great Barrier Reef
Save the iconic forest at the north end of Steve Irwin Way.(aka Friends of Steve Irwin Way Forest)
Thanks to Hon Mark Bailey and Hon Steven Miles this campaign was successful!!!
Please investigate alternative options for the Bruce Highway Upgrade Planning Study - Bruce Highway/Caloundra Road interchange.
Please do not realign Steve Irwin Way so that it goes through this forest.
This remnant forest must be preserved, by reinstating the South East Queensland Regional Forest Agreement put in place in 1998 to formally progress this forest to National Park, so the future of the animals and ancient trees within it are safe.
Why is this important?
The road was redesigned to avoid most of the forest and the rest of the 744ha of Beerwah State Forest has been gazetted National Park status.
The current proposal will clear at least 12ha and damage iconic remnant forest that contains koalas, ancient trees and already endangered animals.
This forest contains koala habitat, lowland subtropical rainforest (a nationally recognised critically endangered ecosystem),centuries old habitat trees and unique wetlands.
This forest is home to koalas, glossy black cockatoos, giant barred frogs, Richmond birdwing butterflies, Coxen fig parrots, Wallum froglets and other vulnerable declining frog and butterfly species.
If this project proceeds we will destroy forever an iconic Sunshine Coast natural treasure and put these ecosystems and species on a downward spiral to extinction.
How it will be delivered
The campaign was carried undertaken and was successful.............