Whitsunday Conservation Council


TO:    Mark Bailey – Minister for Transport & Main Roads

CC:                                                        Amanda Camm MP
Director General TMR Neil Scales OBE
District Director Pat Aprile TMR
Project Manager Simon Nash
TREE PROTECTION – Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road, Paluma Road to Tropic Road (Cannonvale) Duplication
I am concerned that mature trees are threatened by the proposed project to duplicate a section of Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale.
These trees are vitally important as part of the urban food tree network for native wildlife as well as providing cooling in a warming environment for walkers and cyclists on the well-used footpath network. 
To date the Department of Main Roads has not consulted with our community about this project and its possible effects on the adjacent environment.
Community consultation is essential to ensure the identification and protection of all mature trees along Shute Harbour Road.
We look to you to rectify this situation and immediately consult with our community.
Thank you