33-41 Cedar Road Palm Cove QLD 4879

Operational Works Vegetation Clearing (10 + trees)

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website over 2 years ago. It was received by them 8 days earlier.

(Source: Cairns Regional Council, reference 8406/2018)

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  1. Palm cove resident wrote to local councillor Bob Manning

    I hope they are complying with the previous approved vegetation plan and not more. Such a shame last bit of rainforest in palm cove

    Delivered to local councillor Bob Manning. They are yet to respond.

  2. Palm cove resident commented

    As a resident we have great concern that vegetation on this site must be carefully looked after and not hacked into more than what was approved in the past. Such a shame that natural patches of rainforest are few and far between in the beaches now with all the devopment and it makes it very hot. Would have been nice to see some retained to keep with with what people come here to see the beauty of it all seems to be getting lost. Feels like less rainforest and trees now and more concreate everywhere

  3. Diana Myers commented

    The trees are native and protected and the area has environmental significance so the council should not give permission to take down any trees on the cedar road block - there needs to be some greenery in palm cove otherwise it will look like a cairns precinct and that’s not why tourists come to Palm cove - there is plenty of accomodation in palm cove - much of which sits empty during the off peak tourist season - so why add more buildings that are never fully occupied - utilise the trees as a natural walk way / nature strip that adds to the tourists experience of the tropics

  4. Elizabeth Smith wrote to local councillor Bob Manning

    This is a rare parcel of 'old forest melaleucas', in an Environmental Protection zone. These trees are of historical and environmental significance, many 100s of years old. How can a responsible Environmental Protection Agency and Council allow these trees to be cut down ? We need to preserve our old trees for future generations to see. Palm Cove is unique with the sea on one side and a melaleuca forest footsteps away behind the resorts, pure eco diversity.
    Replacing these trees with unnecessary grotesque 8 storey towers will ruin the special atmosphere tourists flock to Palm Cove to enjoy.

    Delivered to local councillor Bob Manning. They are yet to respond.

  5. Elizabeth Smith commented

    This is a rare parcel of 'old forest melaleucas', in an Environmental Protection zone. These trees are of historical and environmental significance, many 100s of years old. How can a responsible Environmental Protection Agency and Council allow these trees to be cut down ? We need to preserve our old trees for future generations to see. Palm Cove is unique with the sea on one side and a melaleuca forest footsteps away behind the resorts, pure eco diversity.
    Replacing these trees with unnecessary grotesque 8 storey towers will ruin the special atmosphere tourists flock to Palm Cove to enjoy.

  6. Michelle Wanner commented

    Can we please have signage, at the very least, explaining what's happening at this site? It's distressing to see the biggest Gum trees with pink marker ribbons around them, presumably they're being cut down. This makes no sense, as the environmental planning act is to preserve the Malelueca trees in Palm Cove. Building 8 stories on this site will be unsightly, plus the huge development planned will be a massive impact on traffic infrastructure that the highway can't cope with. Some communication with residents is at least fair.

  7. Melissa Bennett commented

    I live adjacent to the parcel of land that is earmarked for development in Palm Cove. It is a beautiful area and would be a great loss to our lovely beach suburb. Besides the amazing melaleuca trees, there are hundreds of frogs and other animals living there. You only need to take a short drive towards Cairns to see what the animals are exposed to once the forest comes down.
    Palm Cove has always had an amazing, village feel about it. I don’t want our fantastic suburb ruined with the loss of the last remaining stand of melaleuca trees and multi storey buildings being erected in its place.
    I do not want this building application approved as it is.

  8. Melissa Berta commented

    I have noticed signs are up on this land for development. It is not in the spirit of the what the land is zoned for.

    A very important point for me is that Oliva street is not opened up to Cedar Road. the development address is Cedar Road so keep entry and exit Cedar Road.

    We do not want a rat run and a bus run on our quiet street. It is unfair to include that on this development. All other streets in Palm Cove are quiet and private as Oliva Street is now.

  9. Max Bikins commented

    Appalling development that will provide substandard sized blocks of land and lead to the destruction of the amenity that Palm Cove is known for. This development will harm long term tourism potential and transform our premier tourist attraction to "just another Australian suburb".

  10. Gunnar and Anne commented

    Will it ever be enough? Is everything just about progress, growth and development here in Cairns? We don't need another resort in Palm Cove and the opening of Oliva Street will just be another step in destroying the quiet peacefulness of Palm Cove we all love. Visitors love to come here because it is not as crowded as Port Douglas for example.
    This project, should it go ahead, will also scare away the last remaining wildlife we have in this area. There is hardly any space left in Palm Cove for wildlife to retreat to so why can't we just leave it as it is or at least turn it into a beautiful park for both locals, visitors and wildlife to enjoy? Why does everything has to make room for us? Oliva street will become the main road for the people trying to avoid driving via the esplanade.
    We don't want or need another Gold Coast!
    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."

  11. Gunnar and Anne commented

    Will it ever be enough? Is everything just about progress, growth and development here in Cairns? We don't need another resort in Palm Cove and the opening of Oliva Street will just be another step in destroying the quiet peacefulness of Palm Cove we all love. Visitors love to come here because it is not as crowded as Port Douglas for example.
    This project, should it go ahead, will also scare away the last remaining wildlife we have in this area. There is hardly any space left in Palm Cove for wildlife to retreat to so why can't we just leave it as it is or at least turn it into a beautiful park for both locals, visitors and wildlife to enjoy? Why does everything has to make room for us? Oliva street will become the main road for the people trying to avoid driving via the esplanade.
    We don't want or need another Gold Coast!
    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."

  12. Tracey Vince commented

    The not of development application signage at the block on Cedar Road is not clear. I've been made aware today the application includes two 7 storey towers as well as the one 8 storey and three large water tanks, which is not clear from the signs erected. It's impossible for people to make accurate objections without knowing all of the facts.

    Approval of this project will set a dangerous precedent for high rise development in the area. Could I invite council members to walk to the end of the Palm Cove jetty and look back at the beach? All you will see are palm trees and no buildings. We'd like to keep it that and not jeopardise the tourism industry in Palm Cove.

    Please reject this proposal and review the previous approvals given for mass density housing. I believe that many years ago this land was offered to council to purchase, and it was rejected as not being in the public interest. I think it's definitely in the public interest and ask that you pursue this avenue.

  13. Di commented

    To all correspondents on the 33 cedar road planning alert page - a standardised submission is now available on the following face book sites - cairns combined beaches association, palm cove/ northern beaches, cairns northern beaches - please feel free to print off a copy - add full name, full address, signature and date and drop it into Clifton post office - we can get them delivered to council

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