Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Leave Five Rocks Open, Says Mayor

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Leave Five Rocks Open, Says Mayor

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Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au

A LETTER from Mayor Brad Carter formally objecting to a proposal to end access to Five Rocks Beach at Byfield will arrive on Andrew McNamara's desk this week.

Cr Carter's letter to the Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation asks him to look again at the controversial closure of one of the region's most cherished beauty spots.

In its draft Byfield Management Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency, says it wants to ban all vehicles from the environmentally sensitive stretch of beach which is popular with four-wheel drive owners.

The Mayor says the council is broadly supportive of the management plan and supports the concepts and actions it outlines with the exception of the closure of access to Five Rocks and the Orange Bowl.

In the letter to Mr McNamara Cr Carter points out that the local community at Stockyard Point had demonstrated environmentally responsible behaviour and worked well with the council to protect the area. …

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