I have been in a number of discussions with Mr Scott Mitchell over the years and he believes there is a scope to improve the draft as follows:
It is a great leap forward - and I agree that there is scope to improve it, and that's why we need everyone to engage and make submissions via the online survey and add the additional concerns/changes in the comments. I have made the following suggested changes :-
Question 16 - I suggests we STRONGLY DISAGREE to the retention of tunnel netting in the Yellow Conservation Zone areas ! There should be NO commercial netting in Yellow Conservation Park Zones.
MNP11 - Goes out further now and takes in some key recreational fishing area/marks - I would like to see it taken back in towards Big Woody and possibly widened towards MNP10 to maintain the Green Protection Area if needed.
MNP16 - Could be reduced to allow fishing on the top Eastern and Western sides of Big Woody ( out from the shoreline) as it is a key recreational fishing area and is essentially all hard rock - I support protecting the coral areas - but I would like to see recreational fishing allowed around the shoreline at the top of Big Woody
HPZ09 - Shoreline section of HPZ05 and HPZ02 , Habitat Protection Zones - I would propose changing the habitat protection zones that are being shown along the shoreline of K'gari from North Ngkala Rocks to Moon Point be Changed to Yellow Conservation Zones - in line with the CPZ13 , CPZ17 and CPZ21 - essentially continuing the Yellow Conservation Zone CPZ16 ALL the way around K'Gari to Moon Point.
HPZ11 - Habitat Protection Zone in the Burrum River and Sherwell Rivers be changed to a Yellow Conservation Zone. Otherwise, it will allow commercial netting in that area! I believe it was changed to allow easier shoreline structures to be approved, erected and maintained like jetties etc. ... but it just
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