These are slides used at a presentation at a public meeting on 10th November 2015, attended by more than 20 locals, Councillors and Council staff. The public meeting led to the formation of a new initiative: the Friends of Kuranda Planning Group. Visit the Friends of Kuranda website for more information.
A short introduction to the Mareeba Shire Council’s latest draft planning scheme as it affects the Kuranda region, focusing on environmental mapping – and highlighting crucial changes that have been made to this latest draft plan
The Kuranda Water Treatment Plant’s – Drinking Water Quality Management Plan Feb 2012 reveals that between 30% to 60% of Kuranda’s water pipes have been made with asbestos concrete. The problem with asbestos concrete water pipes is that as the pipes age and start to deteriorate, asbestos fibers are released into the water supply. While […]
It’s not too late to have your say- see Tableland Regional Council’s website for details- late submission are being accepted until Friday 12 April. And feel free to use any of the points below submitted by Friends of the Earth Kuranda. Introduction FoE Kuranda’s submission to the TRC draft Planning Scheme takes place at a […]
MEDIA RELEASE 2nd March 2013 Friends of the Earth Kuranda is extremely concerned that if the Tablelands Regional Council is split-up, an incoming Mareeba Shire Council may try to avoid – yet again – expenditure on essential sewerage infrastructure. It’s estimated $25 million or more must be spent on Mareeba’s sewerage over the next few […]
Friends of the Earth Kuranda took the opportunity of the forthcoming referendum regarding de-amalgamation to ask a set of questions. These were directed to Mayor Rosa Lee Long. head of the current, united Tablelands Regional Council and former Mareeba Shire Mayor Mick Borzi, a spokesperson for the ‘Concferned Mareeba Residents’ who are pushing for de-amalgamation. […]
Cairns Environment Roundtable was held on Sunday 28 February 2010 when Kate Jones, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability met with representatives of environmental groups in the area including Syd Walker of Friends of the Earth Kuranda. Syd presented the following briefing paper on three issues that particularly concern us: Transport, Water Quality Continuing vegetation clearance and […]