Thank you, thank you for your help this monstrosity is now KUR-TAILED !!
Massive inappropriate development proposed in EIS for Kuranda's Myola Valley has been cancelled by the Qld Coordinator General !!!
The proponent, Mr Ken Lee, did not continue resolving issues with the draft EIS after receiving approx 19,000 submissions, referring to over 800 issues, and in particular a report from Main Roads who could not support the increased traffic on the Kuranda Range Road
However we CAN NOT be complacent. Already the proponent has received council approval for a 46 lot subdivision which we re seeking to overturn due to the lack of an ecological report. The proponent is now seeking council approval for structures to house up to 54 guests in addition to approx 100 day visitors. Neither of these have addressed many issues including the endangered species and habitat which are present on the site. This now appears to be the same development by stealth - death by a thousand cuts.
Please support any submissions requests from Kur -Alert and consider donating to appeals being run for legal costs in the Planning and Environment court.
What WAS KUR-World? KUR-World WAS a resort proposal planned for land between Warril Drive and Barnwell Road, Myola area. The owner of the land is Macau-based senior marketing exec for Wynns Hotels and Casinos, Ken Lee, who purchased the property in January 2014.
Where WAS KUR-World? At the end of Barnwell Rd, Myola, a ten-minute drive out of Kuranda village on a property of twelve rural titles (646 hectares).
Key Features of cancelled Proposal
Proposed project value $860million; Proposed population 4,000 plus people capacity plus 550 day visitors (current local Kuranda region population is approx. 2,000) 'Queenslander' Lots 21 Residential lots $600,000 / lot ‘Premium Villas’ 288 Residential lots approx. $592,000 / lot ‘Lifestyle Villas’ 56 Residential lots approx. $600,000 /lot Business and Leisure Hotel and Function Centre4-star 270 apartment rooms, approx. $392,000 / apartment ‘Rainforest Education Centre and Adventure Park’ 350 Beds 10 Glamping tents Zip line(s) Student accommodation 330 Beds Equestrian Centre and Farm Theme Park110 Beds farm stay 15 glamping tents Five Star ‘Eco-Resort’ 200 Rooms Wellbeing Retreat 60 Suites
Source: Kur World EIS Chapter 4
Huge, high-density housing development / theme park marketed as an ‘eco-resort’. Kuranda's ‘AQUIS in the rainforest’
TOO BIG 4000 people plus, 635 plus private residences possible 15+ buildings planned 5 storeys high.
Click image for a downloadable Resource book to use when speaking with others. With information topics such as water usage, jobs, traffic, high-density residential development, infrastructure, social dislocation, helicopter traffic, environment, community opinion so far, maps, outcomes for similar “resort” projects, knock on effects, taxpayer and ratepayer subsidies, and more !
Kuranda Envirocare's position on the Kur-World Proposal
Kur-World proposal for Myola Valley was first noted in the media in June 2016. Residents have been learning more about the development and in March 2017 Kuranda Envirocare general meeting discussed their concerns and desires and developed a position statement with our vision statement in mind.