Burrum locals fear development will impact fish habitat

A GROUP of Burrum Heads residents is concerned a development on Beach Drive will impact fish habitat in neighbouring creeks.

Led by Jim Hagan, the residents want their concerns about environmental impacts on the privately owned Beach Drive land answered.

They are concerned the development of 14 blocks on the site will send polluted run-off into adjacent fish habitats.

"They're inverting the land to make it a dome, all the water will be diverted to fish habitat right on the fence line on this development," Mr Hagan said.

"Let's get it right, we're not against development - we're against development done wrong," he said.

Speaking on behalf of the applicant, Engineering Solutions Queensland's Dan Poacher said experts had prepared reports to address environmental concerns.

"There are strict guidelines in assessment - the relevant State Government departments have approved those reports," Mr Poacher said.

"We're not affecting any of the fish habitat," he said

The plan for the development is open for public comment until July 7.

Burrum Heads councillor Rolf Light said he was listening to residents' concerns but any developer was entitled to make an application to develop.

Cr Light said when the application came before the council, he would take officers' advice before voting.



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