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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Building Moratorium

Mid 2004 not long after council elections a virtual bomb was dropped on the Daintree community; as of today there will be no
more building permits issued!
Not all of the Daintree, south of the Alexandra Range, where Mayor Mike Berwick had his property, was not affected by this.
It was one of the most controversial planning schemes proposed in Australia as it removed the development rights from over
330 vacant properties and it used a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) that waived the requirement for public
notification – allowing Council to implement the development ban overnight.
Many people in the process of establishing their homes found themselves with useless land, which they could only sell to the
government at what ever price they offered. All their time preparing for their new home had been wasted, and they had to
find a new place to go and live.
Protest meetings, suicides, legal challenges filled the newspapers on the two year roller coaster ride where people tried to overturn these decisions until they became permanent in the new planning scheme.

land theft in the Daintree
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Coalition leader at the time Lawrence Springborg branded Douglas Shire Council "radical environmentalists" and vowed to restore rights for affected land owners if elected.

 

 

offer to buy
Douglas Shire Council's offer to relocate me for $58000.-

Council sent out letters to Daintree land owners to inform them of the radical changes, I received the letter above with the offer to acquire my property (five acres with a house and operating B&B) for $58000.-
Where else in Australia was I going to get a similar property for that sort of money?

 

suicide over DSC town plan

The sudden halt to any building or development and the devaluation of properties caused wide spread hardship and stress amongst the community, and for some with fatal consequences.

 

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