MINCA has been actively following and providing input into the debate surrounding the proposed development at Radical Bay for about a decade.
MINCA’s concerns about the potential development at Radical Bay are based on the fact that the land is:
· part of a World Heritage property [the GBRWHA];
· habitat for EPBC listed species including the green and flatback turtles (both Vulnerable), Croton magneticus (Vulnerable)????, and the striped-tailed delma, Delma labialis (Vulnerable), and for EPBC listed endangered ecological communities 11.2.3: Brigalow Belt – Low microphyll rainforest on Quaternary coastal dunes and beaches.and 11.3.11: Brigalow Belt – Semi-evergreen vine thicket and semi-deciduous notophyll rainforest on Cainozoic alluvial plains;
· high in biodiversity, coastal protection and nature-based recreational values related to its remoteness and largely undeveloped nature, and the close proximity of vine thicket on both sand dunes and alluvial soils;
· used by EPBC listed migratory species including Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeanglia); Crested hawk (Aviceda subcristata); Brahminy kite (Haliastur indus); White-breasted sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucagaster); Brown goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus); Grey goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae); and Peregrin falcon (Falco perengrinus].