KUR-World development is proposed for the Historically Zoned 12 Rural Titles 626ha (1545 acres) Barnwell Road in Kuranda.
The KUR-World proposed project area is located close to the Kuranda rainforest village in the Myola Valley. The project area straddles sensitive habitat for endangered Wet Tropics species- and development will severely impact on the narrow neck or “pinch point” – the forest bridge that joins the North and South World Heritage Wet Tropics forests and is important for many species including the Southern Cassowary. An unlawful dam (approved retrospectively) cut in December 2015 is likely to have already destroyed one seasonal breeding habitat for the Kuranda Tree Frog, a critically endangered species .
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submission time has just ended and assessment is ongoing. if you missed putting in a submission- or want to take more action- please write to Federal environment Minister Melissa Price.