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Swan Lake at Port of Brisbane Saved from Destruction

Black Swan at Swan Lake, Port of Brisbane, Qld.

The Port of Brisbane’s proposal to ‘pave paradise and put up a parking lot’ is dead and buried.  The Newman Government listened to the public outcry over the threat to this important bird habitat and has knocked back development plans. 

In the months leading up to the state government’s pleasing decision, there were fears that Swan Lake, a man-made stormwater retention basin at the Port of Brisbane, would be paved over to provide parking space for 10 000 imported cars.  This would have been a disastrous loss of habitat for over 140 species of birds which are found there.

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