Brisbane Times Sept 4, 2018
Brisbane City Council must not assess its own zip-line proposal: Labor - Ruth McCosker
ABC Radio 'Focus'
ABC Radio Focus with Emma Griffiths 28.8.18
South East Queensland is losing all its wildlife. And there's no way to stop it. Brisbane is the biodiversity capital of Australia, but development is encroaching on wildlife habitat in all directions. In Logan, one project is trying to help wildlife survive, but experts say, animals are under threat around the region.
Brendan O’Malley, Westside News August 30. 2018
Full 30.8.18 Westside News article
More tracks, sealed and unsealed for Mt Coot-tha. Dept of Environment & Science investigating possible contraventions of the Qld Heritage Act in relation to BCC commencing firebreak clearing on Mt Coot-tha earlier this year.
Brendan O’Malley, Westside News
August 2. 2018
Michael Berkman Greens MP for Maiwar attended the protest & recorded this message.
Claims Brisbane City Council employees were told to withhold information investigated
By Ruth McCosker Updated 31 July 2018
We have confirmation that DNRME has formally requested a draft Land Management Plan (LMP) for the entire Mt Coot-tha Trust Lands. BCC has to address in their draft LMP every concern about the proposed development raised by the community, including concerns related to the DOGIT ‘as a site for a public park and for no other purpose whatsoever.'
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Steve Austin 4BC Drive Program Monday 16 July, 2018. Listen to an interview with Peter Hale talking about the Mt Coot-tha zipline development protest.
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Cr. David McLachlan is Chairman of the Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee which is responsible for the protection and enhancement of Brisbane's environment including the Brisbane River, waterways, biodiversity, air quality and natural areas. He declined to be interviewed on 4 BC
Not just the 6 cable Megazip ride that has major engineering issues in this proposed three stage development for Mt Coot-tha & the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens according to the Westside News.
More than 150 complaints made about the conduct of Queensland councillors By Ruth McCosker Updated 24 July 2018
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Channel 7 News - 17 June 2018: Alan Lee (Environmental Scientist) interviewed at Metro North Wilderness Society Rally.
"It may seem straightforward to send one person at a time over a fixed line, but the risks of zip-lining are more in line with whitewater rafting than riding a roller coaster. A 2015 study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine found that the number of zip-line injuries in the United States has increased from a few hundred per year in the late 1990s to more than 3,600 in 2012. (Unfortunately, no one tracks total participation, so it’s impossible to determine an injury rate per capita.) Researchers at Ohio State University found that almost 12 percent of zip-line injuries resulted in fractures or other injuries requiring hospitalization, making zip-lining mishaps at least as serious as rock climbing." Extract of article, link to full story below.
Unfortunately with the rise in popularity of zipline developments all over the world, so to is the rise of severe & sometimes tragically, fatal accidents. Brisbane Times reported a recent fatal accident in Honduras, in a zipline accident organised as part of a cruise ship activity.
OUR NEW VIEW OF MT COOT-THA?
Picture something like this view (minus the towers) of Mt Coot-tha in the future, when the trees are cleared for the 6 person Megazip from the Summit to the Botanic Gardens? The iconic, green backdrop to Brisbane city. The view from the Summit would either be obscured by the megazip launching & viewing areas or devoid of trees to accommodate the commercial amusement park one to two minute thrill ride. See the engineer's report in the Westside News 11.7.18.