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Pictured above & Below: Queensland Government Maps clearly shows Radical Bay Road as Local Road - Not a Private Road.



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anne tomas
anne tomas
12 sept. 2021

Closing the road is a bloody disgrace!

Three of the best beaches on the island now off limits to a vast majority of people.

State Govt & TCC continue to hand out large sums of money to self interest groups, many under the guise saving our 'heritage values'.

78% of the island is National Park , half of bays and beaches were all ready inaccessable.

Magnetic Island is a residential island and its about time the politicians started to look after the residents, after all its our rates and taxes that pay their fat wage packets!.


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chasmac
20 sept. 2021
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Ms Tomas, Magnetic Island is all those things you listed. About 25% is residential freehold land administered by Townsville council. About 75% is national park or unallocated state land administered by the Queensland government but NOT by TCC. The whole island and all the waters of the Great Barrier Reef around it are World Heritage listed and in a couple of different ways, administered by the federal government - such as Green zones (no fishing etc), Dugong Protection Zones and on the land, migratory bird sites and some threatened ecosystems such as the Florence Bay beach scrub. Those are simple facts. Most of the roads and streets on Magnetic Island are gazetted roads maintained by the TCC. Some "roads" are…

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getevans
11 sept. 2021

Wouldnt Councils original proposal to keep the road open to Florence be a good middle ground and facilitate all parties to come together and lobby government to make it a reality.


It would allow easy access to most of the area for everyone, it would reduce the cost of fixing and maintaining the road, it would solve the impending parking crisis and give Radical Bay more protection to regenerate.


I thinks it could be a winning solution to a long unresolved problem.


Glenn Evans

Horseshoe Bay

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chasmac
15 sept. 2021
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Debra, an allocation of government funds to fix the road to Florence Bay, which is what you are explicitly seeking, is a grant. It won't be coming from Council because USL is outside their jurisdiction so it would have to come from some part of the state government funding 'pie'. Which government department are you suggesting should make this particular allocation and what contribution would it make to, as you outlined earlier, "ixing infrastructure on the island - namely waste water treatment plants - so that the health of the Great Barrier Reef would be in better condition"?

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getevans
11 sept. 2021

To close the road to the young, the elderly and the disabled is simply wrong. The environment can be protected even with a road. More government regulation like the new Council beach barriers at Radical go a long way. More patrols from QPWS are also a long forgotten solution to people trashing the joint. We don't need a highway, a single lane, sealed and properly maintained road would facilitate access for everyone. And don't forget the looming parking chaos when the borders are opened again. I am one of those people that want to see this area protected more but also want to continue using it for more than simply bushwalking.


Glenn Evans

Horseshoe Bay

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chasmac
11 sept. 2021

Regardless of your personal opinion of the meaning of the Queensland Globe index of "private", "public" and "main" roads, and disregarding the 'roads' marked on the map that are non-existent - at the back of Arthur Bay for example - everyone should now appreciate and accept that the privately constructed track to Radical Bay is located on Unallocated State Land (USL), not National Park. It is not a Gazetted Road - a term with a specific legal meaning in the state. Council has no jurisdiction over USL and no authority let alone responsibility to enter that land or expend ratepayer monies carrying out works there. The track from the Forts carpark all the way to Radical Bay is essentially a…

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