Bay locals to march for climate change
A RALLY to promote climate change will be held in Hervey Bay, ahead of a United Nations' meeting in Paris.
A People's Climate March will begin at Ernie Organ Park and finish in Nielsen Park in Torquay on November 28.
Organiser Rod Dudgeon said the rally would demonstrate people were motivated to protect nature.
"The ongoing destruction of trees and nature on the Hervey Bay foreshore and elsewhere in the Fraser Coast region by the council will be highlighted," he said.
"The recently released Esplanade plans include the destruction of the remaining clump of native cottonwood hibiscus at Ernie Organ Park and hundreds of other native trees at Nielsen Park for sea views.
"Trees stabilise the dunes, protect the foreshore from erosion, and have many other benefits."
Infrastructure councillor Trevor McDonald refuted Mr Dudgeon's claims.
"Much of the damage done on the Esplanade was done in a cyclonic event," he said.
"Whether we had cottonwoods or rock walls, neither would have survived."