Case Study: Point Perry

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Point Perry is located on the pristine coast of Coolum. Point Perry town houses have applied to build 50 town houses on the mostly untouched stretch of coastline at the Point Perry lookout. Marine rock platforms are most accessible for everyone. Rock platforms make up about 1% of the Queensland coastline. This information is reliable as it is from the Australian Department of ITR, (2003) as well as a number of professional Geographers. (Brown and Smith 2013) * Agricultural runoff and sewage pollution can lead to an influx of certain algae species such as red and green algae which, in large amounts, can overrun the brown algae with is a primary food source to many marine organisms, as infected water contains harmful bacteria such as Ecoli.…show more content…
Their report could also be biased because if the value of their house went down. Therefore due to their lack of knowledge and other reasons the SPAG report is biased. SPAG is also concerned about the sinking of HMAS Forest Glen due to the possibility of harmful chemicals such as PCB which have been banned in the U.S. because of water contamination, TBT and other toxins that would pollute the environment. As the boat was used during the Gulf War in the 1990’s, the boast could have the TBT paint that would further harm the marine environment. SPAG have compiled a list of recommendation such as making the rock platform a council preservation reservation, removing the car parks on road edges to limit access to the rock platform, banning all fishing, limit numbers of educational groups onto the rock platform to 20 groups per year, the construct a security fence and having the council use the research done by Smith and Brown and employ SPAG to re-establish the intertidal biota to the levels of…show more content…
Therefore all construction should be downsized and relocated far from the fragile environment of the rock platform to limit the negative impacts from construction. The sewage should be connected to council mains and the pool filled from another source such as rainwater tanks. The boardwalk and fence should be developed because of the long term benefits. Nonetheless, more research must be conducted on the immediate effects that such a development has on the surrounding environment. Year 11 Biology Task 2B: Point Perry Townhouses Bibliography: The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright. "PCB." The Free Dictionary. N.p., 2005. Web. 19 May 2013. <http://www.thefreedictionary.com/PCB>. Working Together Today for a Healthier Reef Tomorrow..." Scientific Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2013. <http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/about-the-reef/Managing-multiple-uses/scientific-research>. "Travel Archives - My Sunshine Coast - Queensland." My Sunshine Coast Queensland. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2013.

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