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K’gari is inscribed on the World Heritage list for three outstanding values. One of these is its outstanding natural beauty. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and on K’gari there are two incompatible views of beauty when it comes to viewing the vegetation. Where many find beauty in the bush, some see the natural ecosystems as untidy and messy. Opposite views are even more pronounced in the urban areas where the rose garden mentality is in direct competition with the natural values that brought about K’gari’s World Heritage listing. (more…)
In July, in a collaborative effort facilitated by FINIA, the Great Plant Giveaway was held at Eurong. It offered stock raised in Eurong’s QPWS nursery by FIDO volunteers to be used by island property owners. It was made clear that no plants could be removed from the island. (more…)