*The Agile Project*
The last permanent fresh 'body of water' in Trinity Beach has been filled-in by Bluewater Development. The before and after photos are simply, devastating.
This Billabong was home to a variety of native fresh-water fish & native ducks and was an important resource for many birds, reptiles, insects and of course… Agile Wallabies. It might explain why we’ve had so many wallabies venturing out even further to find water and grass, thus closer to roads. In the past 10 days, we’ve found 30 dead wallabies where 57% have been male, 20% have been female and 23% unknown (bodies too mutilated to determine). These death rates are NOT natural.
The Council have been notified of the recent Bluewater events and are looking into it. When we called Bluewater to determine why the Billabong was filled-in, the representative said “I have no idea” and would not pass us onto anyone who could answer our questions. This shows they are not taking any responsibility for their actions.
Agile wallabies have already lost so much of their land due to development taking over and now… they’ve lost their only permanent water supply and again, it’s at the hands of developers. This is extremely traumatic considering the lack of rain. Moore’s Gully is completely dry and the wallabies aren’t absorbing enough water from grass. It’s no wonder they’re dying at such an abnormal rate.
We understand development is not going to stop but only wish they would start taking into consideration the impact they are having on our native species. The once-beautiful-billabong was a sign of human/wildlife co-existence, which has now been obliterated. Bluewater advertises that it's surrounded by rainforest and natural waterways but neglect to mention that it was all flattened to make way for the plethora of houses they've built. They use photos of forest and lush greenery for marketing yet their development has robbed our native wildlife of this very habitat. *Please be advised that these “before” photos were taken 1 year ago (in the dry season). The “after” photos were 11/09/2018
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