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It was great that Bob Higgins attended Tuesday night’s community meeting to explain how inadequate the proposed amelioration measures are for the proposed motorway route through koala habitat.

It was also revealed that there are route options that don’t impact on this biodiversity hotspot. Due to the EPBC Act being triggered, the federal environment minister, Greg Hunt needs to make a decision on whether the impacts to over 30 species is significant enough to rule the proposal out.

Please sign the petition. I’ve listed the politicians’ email addresses in the updates at the bottom of the petition. Please forward on,:only political pressure will save these koalas (and a host of other threatened species).

If you would like to receive updates on the campaign please email me on [email protected] or like my FB page at ‘Councillor Jeff Johnson’.

Final approvals for the upgrade haven’t been granted yet. Thanks to all those who attended the meeting and have written to the politicians so far. Our local member and minister for the north coast, Don Page, should put a stop to this and demand a highway upgrade that doesn’t bisect this important wildlife sanctuary.

Cr Jeff Johnson, Ballina

 


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