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in February 1999
Brisbane Airport Corporation Limited
A DISASTER PLAN FOR BRISBANE
* The Brisbane Airport planned new parallel main runway will
aline over southern residential suburbs. Information gained under
the Freedom of Information Act explaines the direction of
Brisbane's Airport runway which faced over existing long term
residential areas instead of over vacant state and federal
government industrial land.
web page: B.A.R.B.
Port of Brisbane Planning Report.
by Les Greenhill
* PICTURES OF BROKEN CORAL CAUSING DAMAGE TO MUD ISLAND *
Queensland Cement Ltd who are extracting live and dead coral from Moreton Bay for cement manufacture.
Queensland Rail built a diesel refueling station on the approach to the Port of Brisbane on Whyte Island on the edge of the Moreton Bay Marine Park with storage of 275,000 litres of fuel and lubrication oil within the Moreton Bay Marine Park boundary and adjacent RAMSAR SITE without any Public Consultation or a full Environmental Impact Study being carried out.
Refer to front page article in "The Weekend Independent" November 1996 by Patrick Hay.
*Sedimentation Control on Development sites and Building Sites which is either or all of the following: non-existant, insufficient, poorly maintained, and is rarely inspected or enforced by the Brisbane City Council inspectors
Brisbane City Council Shame Files
A Brisbane City Council Development Site
See for yourself. Controls were not maintained. Ten photos.
*Sithe Energy has approval to build a gas turbine Power Station on Gibson Island in the Brisbane River.
Brisbane residents have been subjected to an expensive public funded media campaign to save water. Water meters have been installed in all residential homes in Brisbane. Not all commercial premises have water meters. This cogeneration plant water consumption is estimated at 2.8 % of Brisbane water usage.
*Queensland Government has approved the building of a new road to the Port of Brisbane through residential suburb of Hemmant.
Queensland Rail have indicated that they are planning a fourth rail line through the eastern suburbs of Buranda, Coorparoo, Norman Park, Morningside, Cannon Hill and Murarrie etc. QRail state that the new rail line is planned for the north side of the existing three rail lines. They also say it is for express passenger trains! Documents exist within Government files that a eastern freight bypass of Brisbane needs to be built to bypass the inner-city rail route which is becomming clogged with passenger trains.
See politicial undertakings about future rail lines
Mr Hamill the State Member for Ipswich who was the Transport Minister in the Goss Labor Government who was responsibe for building of the Dual Gauge Rail line to the Port of Brisbane is now the Treasuer in the Beatie Labor Government will be responsible for producing the world's largest herd of WHITE ELEPHANTS.
* A cross-river rail tunnel is planned for the Brisbane River between the city and Moreton Bay to take double stacked container trains and an extra six lane bridge to cater for the extra traffic in the Gateway Ports Area.
*Air Pollution and water pollution by industries both existing and proposed, and several other assorted issues.
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