Pristine Poona Lake is the site of a proposed luxury development
The article on the proposed Poona Lake private development in last month’s Rainbow Beach Community News sparked some heated responses.
Here is a sample of some of the correspondence received:
“NO no no.This is just not on! I thought the National Parks belonged to the people! As one of these people who visit the lake (a few kms walk) with family, have a swim and enjoy the tranquility, I would find it a total ruination of the area. It is one of the rare areas where one cannot see tar and cement. It is unique in this area. Who gave permission for this to go ahead?? I can see speeding boats polluting water and peace. Thank you (Greg Wood) for what you have done and will do.”
“I would like to comment on the proposed units at Lake Poona. I am completely against such a proposal. This is a pristine National Park and we should not allow private development in something so beautiful that needs to be protected for future generations. I thought that was what a National Park was.
I hope you can collect these responses and forward them to the state government member. I would love to help to fight this awful proposed development.
I wonder what they were even thinking.”
Tony Reeves sent in some photos of a development similar to the proposal, with the following comment:
“Please find attached pics of holiday cabins installed by a private company, at the Goomburra Section of Main Range National Park (between Brisbane and Warwick).
There is a well used vehicle access track used to get food, catering, and cleaning staff in and out every day that people are using the cabins.
As an avid fan of National Parks, I am not in favour of private development in these parks.
What annoyed me is in addition to a select few profiteering from the parks, and the additional un-signposted access tracks installed, significant water flow changes have happened due to installing these buildings, by providing access, and also handling effluent.
Hope these can help.
Other readers also stated that they had forwarded copies of the paper highlighting the article to acquaintances that live outside the area, who were just as horrified at the plans.
Interestingly there were no submissions received in favour of the proposed development, which could be possibly be perceived as a statement in and of itself.
What are your thoughts? If you missed the article last month, you can read it here.
Or go to www.protectparks.net for more detail on the proposal and how to object if you wish to do so.