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WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP SUBMISSION FOR MOLONGLO AND NORTH WESTON DEVELOPMENTS

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP SUBMISSION FOR MOLONGLO AND NORTH WESTON DEVELOPMENTS ACT

Preamble

The development of Molonglo and North Weston, will breach the intergovernmental agreements in urban Australia, that falls under section 146 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation act 1999 (EPBC) that states that the EPBC and NES will take precedence over all developments,
and will further have a huge devastating impact on matters of National Environmental Significance (NES) that include threatened species, migratory species and important ecological communities.

1 The Molonglo Plan for the Protection of Matters of NES

Any development will completely destroy these habitats, and their protected wildlife, through construction, their equipment, the labourers, the homes, the residents, domestic pets, more roads, pollution, etc, therefore, this development plan must be aborted, in order to maintain the bushland, endangered species, and bush capital.

2 Relationship between the NES Plan and ACT legislation including the structure plan for Molonglo and north Weston

Any development will completely destroy valuable matters of NES, through construction, their equipment, the labourers, the homes, the residents, domestic pets, more roads, pollution, etc, there is no fine line between wildlife and their habitat, that can separate them from the areas that are proposed to be developed, therefore, these developments must be aborted, in order to maintain the bushland, endangered species, and the bush capital.

3 Actions under the NES plan

All this proposed construction will completely destroy the endangered species and their habitat, through construction work, their equipment, labourers, the homes, the residents, domestic pets, more roads, pollution, etc, including the natural flow, food source, for aquatic and other wildlife, of the Molonglo river.

There is no fine line between wildlife and their habitat that can separate them from the areas that are proposed to be developed, therefore, these developments must be aborted, in order to maintain the bushland, endangered species, and the bush capital.

4. Protection of matters of NES

NES identified in the Molonglo valley and north Weston are:

  • White box, Yellow box, Blakely’s red gum grassy woodland and derived native grassland (Box-Gum Woodland);
  • Natural temperate grassland of the southern tablelands of NSW and the ACT (Natural Temperate Grassland);
  • Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed worm lizard);
  • Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot);
  • Lathamus discolour (Swift Parrot);
  • Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater)

Through this investigation and their own admittance, in this report, development will have an adverse effect on these endangered species, which will be driven to extinction, unless this proposed development is aborted in Molonglo and North Weston.

The Rainbow Bee-eater used to nest at Kambah, in the ’80’s, however, after the Murrumbidgee golf club, and other housing was developed in their habitat, they disappeared.

This rare protected and endangered wildlife are slowly disappearing from the ACT, because of over development of this state, and the destruction of wildlife habitat.

Destruction through Construction cannot be controlled, and is inevitable, through their use of their equipment, labourers, the homes, the people, domestic animals, pollution, more roads, building fences etc.

There is no fine line between wildlife and their habitat that can separate them from the areas that are proposed to be developed, therefore, these developments must be aborted, in order to maintain the bushland, endangered species, to prevent them from being driven to extinction, and the bush capital.

Concerns that were also raised in the questionnaire, is with diverting all the run-off waters into ponds and wetlands, and watering trees, will starve the nearby rivers, and will dry them up.

Long term devastating, destructive impact has not been considered, through the planning of blocking off run-off waters, that the rivers need, and destroying more wildlife and wildlife habitat in the bush capital, that the majority have already expressed, they wish to maintain.

The Murray River dried up just upstream of the Murrumbidgee junction, because of channelling waters away from the river.

Over treating natural waters, kills wildlife, and drives them to extinction, which will also affect human health, with too much chemical treatment intake.

Molonglo and North Weston need to be left alone, with no further habitat destruction and loss.

This will work towards the majority of the populations request, to maintain our bush capital, as native bushland, co existing with ALL our native fauna and flora, preventing extinction of our native flora and fauna.

 NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK  ACT  2611


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