Proposed Daintree Bridge: Formal submission and petition delivered to Douglas Shire Council

A formal submission and a petition signed by over 8,000 people have been presented to the Douglas Shire Council in opposition to the proposed bridge over the Daintree River 

Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to stop the proposed bridge across the Daintree River. We have delivered the petition to the Douglas Shire Council on Friday the 23rd of October. 

As part of our campaign to stop this ill-conceived project, we made a formal submission to the Douglas Shire Council. We also published an open letter outlining our concerns and put together a list of ten reasons why a bridge over the Daintree River is a terrible idea.

Daintree River and ferry by Steven Nowakowski

Daintree ferry: Photo by Steven Nowakowski

If you were one of the 8,456 people who signed the petition, thank you for your support! We will hear of the decision of the Douglas Shire Council in early December and we will let you know the result.

Last week we used a drone to take photographs of the site for the proposed bridge. This gave us a birds-eye view of the existing ferry and the Daintree River and what's at risk from development. We also captured a short video which is really worth watching. 

Photographs of the Daintree River and existing ferry

Daintree River by Steven Nowakowski

Daintree River and view to the Coral Sea: Photo by Steven Nowakowski

Daintree River by Steven Nowakowski

Daintree River and view to the Coral Sea: Photo by Steven Nowakowski

Daintree River by Steven Nowakowski

Daintree River and ferry: Photo by Steven Nowakowski

Thank you for everything you do to protect the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. 

Kelvin Davies

Founder

Rainforest 4 Foundation

P.S. We are making progress towards the purchase of our next Daintree Rainforest property at Lot 157 Cape Tribulation Road. We need to raise a total of $404,685 to purchase this 8.0937 hectare property and add it to the Daintree National Park. Please see the progress we've made here

P.P.S. You can donate now online or if you want to donate with a cheque/money order or through a direct deposit please see our Ways to Donate page.

 

 

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  • Kelvin Davies
    published this page in News 2020-11-10 13:32:09 +1100

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