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Restoring the natural integrity of Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) Fraser Island

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

John Sinclair
1/32 Weston Street

Total Signatures - 53

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 26/09/2011

Closing Date: 26/11/2011

Tabled Date: 29/11/2011

Responded By: Hon Vicky Darling MP on 20/12/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that the beach of Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) is one of Fraser Island's most iconic attractions.  An artificial plantation or garden has now been established on the beach in a misguided attempt at beautification.  The artificial  matting and an unsightly fence installed to protect the garden seriously detracts from the natural beauty of this site, diminishing the lake's World Heritage values, its amenity and its natural integrity.  The plantation is also interrupting the natural process that shaped the lake and environs.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to restore the Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) beach to its natural state by removing the artificial plantation, the matting covering the beach and the unsightly fence to allow the natural forces that created the beach and the lunette be allowed to operate without further man-made interference.