DON'T ROCK THE MAROOCHY

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tony parsons
4 years ago
Leave it to nature

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Angie Bryce
4 years ago
Keep it natural

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Malcolm Rickarby
4 years ago
Just leave nature to itself and ignore the developers

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Laura Frainey
4 years ago
I’m signing because too many landscapes are being irreversibly changed. It’s 2017. Climate change is real. We need to stop destroying the little bit of natural areas we have left.

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K W
4 years ago
Unfortunately the QLD government and regional councils have regressed significantly in their approach to coastal management coupled with unbelievably ludicrous and irresponsible coastal planning decisions. They will not stop until every inch is developed, concrete walled and totally altered. It is a crying shame. I do not recognise the Sunshine Coast any longer. Stopped going there now. Good luck, you are facing a monster of greed and great ignorance.

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Joan Horgan
4 years ago
This is important because the Maroochy River Estuary encapsulates the environmental values that residents of the Sunshine Coast value. We do not want to be like the Gold Coast where environmental values have been trashed

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Joan Horgan
4 years ago
This is important because the Maroochy River Estuary encapsulates the environmental values that residents of the Sunshine Coast value. We do not want to be like the Gold Coast where environmental values have been trashed

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Bridge Muir
4 years ago
A rather pointless (or pointy/pointed hahaha) and very expensive proposal. It is frustrating how most humans are control freaks by nature, and by making selfish, drastic changes to their environs, they like to adapt their environs to best suit their needs (which in this case, is purportedly to build up the sand supplies on Maroochydore Beach). The proposed rock wall will affect the amenity of the river mouth, potentially kill the surf to the south of the wall, cause the Maroochy River to become choked with sand, hindering the natural ebbs and flows of the sand and water past that ever-changing river mouth.
A similar rock wall went into Noosa Main Beach, just north of the popular tourist swimming area in the 1980s. This wall immediately ruined the popular surf break and has done little to stop the beach from losing massive amounts of sand each year with the annual storm season. Sand pumping and dredging of the river is required, despite the wall.
Pin Cushion Island has forever shifted sides of the river mouth and tacked itself onto the northern and southern side, usually after big storms, or established itself as a fully fledged island (with now broken walkways to no where) as it is today. My grandad would often regal my brother and I with stories of the changes to that area and the Cotton Tree Caravan Park when he was a child.
River mouths are important habitats for fish and other marine species and the strong currents that rip through this region provide important nutrients and oxygen for many creatures, great and small. A rock wall will have ramifications for the sea life that frequent this passageway and there will be many consequences, especially after cyclonic events, that will have impacts in places much further south and north of the river mouth. An example of this could be that sand islands, such as Fraser, many have their supplies from the coast lessened, or the water quality in the Maroochy River system may worsen as it becomes stagnant, stinky and filled with sediment. Who knows really what the long term impacts might be?
Basically, I think it's pretty stupid to mess with nature (or continue to do so without fully understanding or appreciating the complexity of such river systems).
Please make a stand with me and sign this petition for the Sunshine Coast Council.

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Talina Norrington
4 years ago
My kid's love the sandbags and I think rocking the area will disrupt the water system too much.

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John and Barbara Eglington
4 years ago
Rock walls and rock groynes would create an unfriendly, environmentally damaging, dangerous and unnatural edge to the beautiful natural waters of the Maroochy River and its mouth. Soft, landscaped edges should be retained to allow the public to continue enjoying the natural connection and movement between land and waterways of the River. Don't destroy what nature has provided.