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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Diversion Tactics

Although there is hardly ever any money available FOR the Daintree community, money can be found AGAINST the Daintree community.
Various projects have been funded for millions of dollars over the years to try and divert tourists away from the Daintree to see rain forest elsewhere.

Mamu Skywalk

The Mamu Skywalk was built near Innisfail at a cost of $12 million, in the hope of a proportion of tourists going south of Cairns to see rain forest instead of north to the Daintree. Wet Tropics at the times spoke of hoping to divert tourists that wanted to see rainforest to the south instead of the north, but because this all happened before the internet became so popular not much evidence of that can be Googled now.
But tourists wanted to see the Daintree, so the whole Mamu project failed miserably, ran at a loss for years, and finally new owners took over in 2014.

mamudiversion

Mossman Botanic Gardens

In July 2015 a group of enthusiastic gardeners in Mossman were given the first $1.2 million of many more to come to buy some land on the northside of Mossman to establish the Mossman Botanic Gardens, which is to showcase the best of the Wet Tropics, in essence a mini-Daintree.
They had chosen this site as it is close to major accommodation centres and half a million people pass through here on their way to the Daintree rain forest.
Therefore they concluded that it would be a good idea to capture some of that flow and make money out of people in a hurry who want to see rain forest closer to their accommodation without the inconvenience of a longer drive, waiting for the Daintree ferry and paying $28 to get across.
And in ten years time when the Botanic Gardens are established the ferry will cost $38 if it keeps going up every year as it has done so far, so we can expect a fair few tourists and short day tours to take the cheap and easy option to see a copy of the Daintree in Mossman.

Terrain NRM

In November 2016 Terrain announced they had provided a grant for a brochure and a website to promote tourism in Mission Beach.
This is a little odd considering Mission Beach already has a major problem with cassowaries being killed on the roads.
Terrain chairman Mike Berwick thinks Mission Beach is the pits, which can be seen below in a newspaper article where twice he makes negative comments about it, whinges about supermarkets, wide roads and dead cassowaries everywhere.
Of concern is too that the Mayor of Douglas Shire Julia Leu, who should be supporting and promoting her own shire, was on the Terrain board at this time when they diverted tourists away to a competing tourist destination.
Why would Mike and Julia send more cars with tourists in to Mission Beach?
The only logical explanation can be to divert tourists away from the Daintree, and reduce the number of tourists supporting the struggling Daintree economy.
The more they can sabotage the Daintree economy, the cheaper the real estate will remain, and the more blocks Rainforest Trust can buy up for peanuts, and soon they can celebrate the closure of another road.


Screenshot of Terrain Facebook page
terrain board
Image from Terrain website

The Terrain Board celebrating another success,
tourists diverted from the Daintree to Mission Beach

mission beach criticism
Mossman Gazette, click to see full article

Mike Berwick's opinion about Mission Beach,
it's the pits but he spends money on sending them more tourists

 

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