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February 28, 2021

Byron of the future: tropical mangrove filled with crocs

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It must be evident to everyone that neither the state or federal government is going to pay millions of dollars to remove the Brunswick River rock walls as Jillian Springs suggests (July 12, 2017).

I am sure that all Echo readers sympathise with Jillian and everyone else who has been traumatised by the recent massive flooding and most of us know people directly affected.

The state government has no interest in Byron Shire beyond giving it over to mega developers and must spend billions of dollars vainly trying to save gridlocked Sydney.

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There will not be any money available for rock wall removal or rail trails or railways.

The infilling of deep wetlands on the flood plain at Billinudgel for the industrial estate two decades ago may have contributed to the recent flooding and the industrial estate itself was two metres underwater causing massive trauma and expense for the residents.

The vast amounts of fill destined for the Byron floodplain for the West Byron subdivision may cause similar flooding to all the adjacent low-lying suburbs and industrial estate.

With the North Pole experiencing temperatures of 50 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in the midwinter darkness this year, runaway climate change has arrived.

Oceanographers warn that it won’t be the height of sea level rise that will shock people but its rapidity once it starts.

The future for Byron Shire will be a tropical mangrove forest filled with saltwater crocodiles enjoying the flooding.

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Gary,
    I think this is better.
    “What I think is that neither the state or federal government is going to pay millions of dollars to remove the rock walls on the Brunswick River as Jillian Springs suggests (July 12, 2017).
    That then is objective without attacking the person.

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