3bn Toondah Harbour project to proceed to EIS stage The Ramsar Convention was named for the Iraniantown in which theconvention was signed in 1971.
The Walker Group won the tender from the Queensland government in May 2014 and has spent three years getting a satisfactory project proposal to the federal government.In June 2015, the projectwas endorsed by the Queensland government, but approval must come from the federal government.Last month, the Walker Group made changes andproposed adding a 200 metre buffer zone around Cassim Island, within Toondah Harbour.The island is used a high water roost for four species of migratory sea birds.Redland mayor Karen Williams welcomed the news the project could now move to the environmental impact study stage."We have always supported such scrutiny, and believe Walker Group should have the opportunity to demonstrate the acceptability of the coach clearance sale 2016 proposal through an environmental impact assessment," she said."This is a sensible approach and proves commitment to both the Redlands and our environment,' she said."I would also like to highlight that the Redlands community will have the opportunity to have their say during the environmental impact assessment phase."Birdlife Australia, Humane Society International and the Australian Conservation Foundation say the project should not go ahead.Birdlife Australia spokeswoman Connie Warren said Toondah Harbour was one of the most important areas in Australia for the critical endangered Eastern Curlew."Not only will this development destroy critical feeding sites for at least 30 bird species, including the Eastern coach factory online Curlew, it will reclaim almost 50 hectares of wetland protected by five separate international treaties, including the Ramsar Convention," she said."In coach outlet locations texas designating a wetland as coach handbags official site a Ramsar site, countries agree to conserve these internationally important wetlands and ensure their wise use.
"Humane Society International senior program manager Evan Quartermain said:"Ramsar sites are recognised as being of significant value not only for the countries in which they are located, but for humanity as a whole."They should be completely off limits to destructive development," he said.It was revealed in February the Walker Group gave donations to both major political parties, when information was released by the Australian ElectoralCommission.
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