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

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The Great Barrier Reef Drive

In October 2015 the media reported that the road from Cairns to Cape Tribulation was to be officially named the Great Barrier Reef Drive, this was exciting news for the Daintree tourism industry, just imagine having a Great Ocean Road type tourist attraction to bring tourists to the area!

 

The picturesque drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation will soon be know as the Great Barrier Reef Drive after getting the nod from State Government.

The idea to brand the 140km section of the Captain Cook and Cape Tribulation Road has been three years in the making and is set to rival Victoria's Great Ocean Road.

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree executive officer Tara Bennett said an agreement has been reached between the tourism body, Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), Douglas Shire Council, Main Roads and Wet Tropics Management Authority to start marketing the drive.

"We are not changing the name of it (the highway), but rebranding it from Cairns to Cape Tribulation," Miss Bennett said

GBRD Cairns Post
Read the Cairns Post article here.

 

great barrier reef drive
Spectacular scenery to rival the Great Ocean Road

A study had been done and a report written up by Queensland State Development which has a long list of recommendations on how to make this concept work. of which so far none have materialized.

GBRD study
Read the report here.

Along the spectacular coastal road from Cairns to Port Douglas you see above is a place where many tourists stop and balance rocks on eachother, it has turned in to a very popular and photogenic stop.
This is exactly the sort of place where recommendations should have been followed up with some infrastructure and speed limit reduction so tourists can enjoy this beautiful spot safely, but all that has happened is that newspapers report the place is an accident waiting to happen and police will be watching to hand out tickets to tourists crossing double white lines.

balancing rocks on the great barreir reef drive
The balancing rocks, an under utilized tourist attraction on the Great Barrier Reef Drive

balancing rocks
If the government had followed recommendations from its own study then the rocks would be a safe and fun tourist attraction now


Since the announcement of the official naming of the Great Barrier Reef Drive nothing happened, the Qld Labor govt does not seem to understand the enormous economic benefits that this drive could bring the state and the far north region, the Great Ocean Road generates billions in tourism revenue.

Or more likely is that they DO understand but the Queensland Premier has blocked support when she realised that this was going to bring traffic and economic benefit to the Daintree, in the state’s FNQ Regional Plan you can clearly read that the ferry must remain as a traffic limiter and a hand brake on any economic progress in the Daintree so of course she is not going to support a plan that will bring extra tourists up there.

 

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree and various other tourism organisations are trying to make it happen and promote it but without state support it is hard work, and even when you market it if there are no signs on the highway to tell tourists that they are actually on the GBRD then it is just not going to work.

this is how the great barrier reef drive should look
This is how they do it in Victoria

I Know Just The Place...

Queensland Government proudly announced in a media statement in November 2016 that they were spending $90 million on the "I know just the place" tourism campaign.
It encourages tourists to go to lots of places in Queensland but I had to use the Search function on the site www.queensland.com to find Cape Tribulation getting a mention, nothing about the Daintree containing the oldest World Heritage Listed rain forest in the world, and the Great Barrier Reef Drive not mentioned at all!

Media Statement

So is the Queensland government not investing money in tourism? Yes, they are, according to this media statement that includes:
$3 billion Queen’s Wharf development
$1 billion Jewel development
$600 million Lindeman Island upgrade
$2 billion Laguna Whitsundays upgrade
$50 million Cairns Aquarium
$100 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

But no money for a couple of signs to let tourists know they are on the Great Barrier Reef Drive....

And then in July 2017 Queensland.com tried to hijack the Great Barrier Reef Drive concept from far north Queensland and tried to change it from just Cairns to Cape Tribulation in to Bundaberg to Cape York!!!!
This is a screenshot from the Queensland.com website which shows a lot of Queensland drives but not the GBRD.
Note the loop around the Daintree.

Queensland drives
The Great Barrier Reef Drive had disappeared...

drive the great barrier reef
See webpage here

 


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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