Plant halts roadwork
AN ENDANGERED plant may see roadworks in the North Burnett take a different direction.
The Pomaderris clivicola plant is listed as endangered under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.
The plant can only be found in two locations across Australia - both in the North Burnett.
As flood repair work progresses on Humphrey-Binjour Rd in Gayndah, it came to the attention of the North Burnett Regional Council that one of the last remaining populations of the plant may be impacted.
There are 50 plants on the Humphrey-Binjour Rd verge and on adjacent freehold land.
The Australian Governments Species Profile and Treats Database reports that some parts of the population were destroyed by the construction of Glen Eden Range Rd.
In an effort to see the roadworks continue and conserve the endangered plant, the council has applied to the Federal Government for a permit to continue the works.
The council is considering several options. Its preferred option is to realign the road. It believes this option will have the least impact on the endangered plant species.
As part of the permit process, the draft recommendation of the permit report has been put out for public comment for 10 days.
Open now, public comment will cease on Friday, September 6 at close of business.
To send in your comment, quote the reference number 2013/8893 and the title of the referral: North Burnett Regional Council/Transport - land/18 kms northwest of Gayndah/QLD/Remediation of a landslip at Humphrey Binjour Road, 4.5 kms sth Burnett Hway.
To view the Federal Government's draft recommendation report click here.
For information contact the North Burnett Regional Council's Natural Resources management officer on1300 696 272.