Lot 66 or ‘Garrett’s Corridor’ is a 60 acre block of healthy, intact rainforest in Mission Beach that connects the World Heritage Area to the critically endangered littoral rainforest in the coastal lowlands. This property is known to support at least 5 individual cassowaries and an array of other threatened and endangered rainforest species in an otherwise seriously fragmented landscape.
In 2008, Peter Garrett, former Environment Minister denied the approval of the first development proposal as he found it to be ‘clearly unacceptable‘ for the cassowary under the EPBC Act. However, now that the developers have tweaked the plans, to reduce the number of allotments to 15 it is being assessed again.
The Mission Beach community are pushing for a voluntary buyback of the land in order to protect it in perpetuity. Despite the numerous plans, policies and reports, 40 % of the cassowary habitat in Mission Beach remains unprotected.
The decision has been delayed yet again until July 11th, 2011.
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