Cruise ship terminal in the broadwater

Nov 03, 2012 - 11:46 AM - by Fast Break
What does everyone think about the planned cruise ship terminal and development in the Broadwater?

I have been fishing the Broadwater all of my life and I have real concerns about what impact the planned development will have on the area.

My personal thought is why can't they just leave it alone so that the thousands of people who use that area will still have it to use for future generations.

I am concerned that the development will destroy fish habitat including the banks that we use to collect bait and may also affect access to the area.

Just wondering what everyone else thinks.

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New Permanent Market at Viccie Pt.

Nov 10, 2014 - 1:16 PM - by solemandownunder
This market will be run every Saturday beginning Sat 6th of December this year....there maybe a small lull over xmas & The new year...this however is yet to be decided.

It is called "VP Star Markets" @ Victoria Point State High School , Corner Redland Bay road ,And Benfer Road , Victoria Point.

"Graeme Balmer" is the organiser and his email is for those that may be interested in having a stall there.

As well as attending the new Capalaba Markets every sunday in School Road, Capalaba, we will also be a permanent fixture in this new... [Read More]
2 Replies | 1,150 Views

Victoria's Port Phillip Bay, proposal

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:47 AM - by Lucky_Phill

Further reading...

$65million Better Bay Play for Port Phillip Bay

Keep Australia Fishing has welcomed the announcement that a future Napthine Government would implement a $65 million Better Bay Plan for Port Phillip Bay.

Keep Australia Fishing understands the Premier’s plan for Port Phillip Bay will deliver:

  • A $20.5 million buy back for commercial licenses –focused on reducing the pressure of commercial netting in the Bay;
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Lying pollies ignore boaties ... Again

Nov 02, 2014 - 11:58 PM - by SUPERDAFF
So the current Federal Government announces another fuel hike and once again, opines "a very minimal impact on car running costs", BUT ONCE AGAIN, NEVER EVEN MENTIONS THE WORD 'BOAT'.

We're about to pay even more money for fuel in the form of a deceitful increase in fuel excise which already has GST levied on it - another 'something' which never should have happened. We've effectively got a tax on top of a tax and in some places, a road levy as well. (Some boats never even go on the road).

Now we've got on increase in the levy under the tax under the GST. Give me a break. It's the step ladder of deceit.

Queensland Labor stole the 8 cents a litre fuel subsidy from you after promising black and red not to; the Queensland LNP was so sanctimoniously 'outraged', that it decided to scream blue and black but then do absolutely NOTHING about that decision and keep your 8 cents a litre instead.

Now the Federal LNP Coalition is... [Read More]
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New Arti for the Harry Aitkenson.

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:53 PM - by Lucky_Phill
Mark Robinson MP
Member for Cleveland
30 October 2014

New addition to Moreton Bay Artificial Reef

Queensland’s recreational fishers are set to benefit from a new addition to the Harry Atkinson Reef, when the Newman Government scuttles a decommissioned boat next week.
The Queensland Government has already established six artificial reefs in Moreton Bay Marine Park, at a cost of $2.25 million.
The motor-less, 60 tonne, 26 metre delivery boat, donated by Port of Brisbane has been degreased and steam cleaned by a professional contractor, and has also had additional materials added to provide extra shelter for fish.
It will be scuttled next week and form part of the 34 ha Harry Atkinson Artificial Reef, located 7 km... [Read More]
17 Replies | 2,181 Views

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