daintree conspiracy
Daintree Conspiracy
Devoted to equal rights for the Daintree Community and lifting the electricity embargo and other unfair economic sanctions.

Prepare to be amazed! Read about discrimination, hypocrisy, pollution, misfeasance and conspiracy!

INTRODUCTION - THE LATEST POWER FIGHT - THE DAINTREE CONSPIRACY MUSEUM - EXCLUSION FROM THE GRID - BUILDING BAN - ACCESS RESTRICTIONS / THE DAINTREE FERRY - BLOOMFIELD TRACK - DAINTREE GATEWAY - GREAT BARRIER REEF DRIVE - DIVERSION TACTICS - BUYBACK - LOCAL COUNCIL - FNQ REGIONAL PLAN - FAIR GO - SERVICES - IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRICITY - RENEWABLE ENERGY - MONEY - DISCRIMINATION - HYPOCRISY - POLLUTION - SISTER REGION: NORTH AND SOUTH DOUGLAS

The ARENA Powering Daintree Report - The AUSTROP response - The response to the AUSTROP response

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Bloomfield Track

bloomfield river bridge - woobadda creek bridge
Bridges over the Bloomfield River (left) and Woobadda Creek (right)

While the Daintree community's access is choked from the south side with Australia's most expensive ferry that frequently has long queues and no back up in outages, to the north we have only an unsealed goat track, with a deep creek crossing at Emmagen Creek that has no causeway or bridge like the creeks further north.
Now that the road is sealed all the way to the Cape Tribulation Beach House, the steepest sections have been concreted, and from Wujal Wujal it is sealed further north, there is barely 30 km. of unsealed track left.

The road was created by Douglas Shire Council during 1983 and 1984 and was the scene of lively and fierce protests by hundreds of hippies that swarmed to the area, and made the Daintree famous with the news coverage.
A few books have been written about it, the latest by Bill Wilkie who renamed it the Daintree Blockade, previously it was always known as the Bloomfield Track Blockade. It is claimed by some that this blockade saved the Daintree, but the Daintree National Park was already declared in 1981, several years before this blockade.


After spending state money in 2016 making the track a decent road with a phenomenal amount of road base DSC was concerned that too many people would now go up there and dug out Emmagen Creek deeper, and several residents used to just drivng straight through found themselves in deep water with their vehicles.

bloomfield track to be sealed
Cairns Post front page

 

bloomfield track sealing - - sealing of bloomfield track

The Mayors and residents of Wujul and Cook shires want a safe road for residents to travel for work and shopping, and they see the benefits in being able to have tourists drive a loop from Cairns along the coast and back along the inland road.

They are joined by Federal Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch, Qld State Labor MP Cynthia Leu, Wet Tropics etc

Bloomfield Track acccident
Another one bites the dust on the Bloomfield Track

 


Mayors and residents north of the Daintree have their say in this video

 

You can see the Mayors of Wujal Shire, Cook Shire and numerous residents making a case for a bridge over Emmagen Creek, which is currently a major obstacle being too deep to cross on a regular basis, which can be a major inconvenience if you have to spend six hours going back to do the trip on the inland road, or risk your vehicle and your own life crossing the deep water.
They also ask for the road to be made safer by sealing it, they told stories of numerous accidents and showed damaged vehicles in which people had been injured or killed.

When you look at the large two lane concrete bridges that have been built along this track when Cairns Regional Council was in charge then it is obvious that the long term plan was to make this a decent road, but an alighment of shire boundaries will be needed first if Douglas Shire Council remains as stubborn as they are now.

It is also odd that the ultra green Douglas Shire Council hates run-off from farms that muddy the waters going out on to the Great Barrier Reef, but they prefer to keep sending truck after truck of roadbase to the Bloomfield Track to fix the road time and time again, and all this roadbase of course washes away down the hill in to the rain forest and the ocean.

 

INTRODUCTION - THE LATEST POWER FIGHT - THE DAINTREE CONSPIRACY MUSEUM - EXCLUSION FROM THE GRID - BUILDING BAN - ACCESS RESTRICTIONS / THE DAINTREE FERRY - BLOOMFIELD TRACK - DAINTREE GATEWAY - GREAT BARRIER REEF DRIVE - DIVERSION TACTICS - BUYBACK - LOCAL COUNCIL - FNQ REGIONAL PLAN - FAIR GO - SERVICES - IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRICITY - RENEWABLE ENERGY - MONEY - DISCRIMINATION - HYPOCRISY - POLLUTION - SISTER REGION: NORTH AND SOUTH DOUGLAS