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Stop the destruction of the Murrumbidgee River corridor before it's too late

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ACT and NSW residents are faced with housing development proposals that will threaten endangered and vulnerable species of flora and fauna along the Murrumbidgee corridor. The developments will increase the risk of sedimentation and pollution for Murray Cod, Trout Cod, Platypus and Murray Crayfish. At risk also is the drinking water of NSW and South Australia downstream of the Australian Capital Territory. the worlds driest continent deserves bettan than this. The developments are called Thompson and West Belconnen. The consultations are being rushed through and the public is barely aware this is happening. The government has not announced how many trees will be bulldozed to make way for over 11,500 housing blocks likely to be too small to regenerate endangered Yellow Box grassy woodland.  The Murrumbidgee corridor is home to species that have been declared as vulnerable or endangered by the ACT govt itself. I call on the ACT govt to stop this development so as to protect the river for future generations and for those people downstream of the river. I also call on Andrew Barr to declare on public record exactly how many trees he thinks will be bulldozed to make way for these new developments.    



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