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The common threat to the sustainability of the planet's biodiversity is the impact of Homo sapiens. Nowhere else in Australia has this impact been as pronounced in recent times as in South East Queensland.
It can only become more pronounced with an additional million plus people making the region their home in the next 20 years.
Tamborine Mountain, which has been described as a 'national treasure' has long been a battleground between developers and conservationists.
TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN & REGIONAL PLANNING
Tamborine Mountain is an undulating plateau behind the Gold Coast, at an elevation of 500 to 550 metres, surrounded by a largely uninhabited and heavily wooded escarpment containing subtropical rainforest. It has more than 1,000,000 visitors a year, most of them from South East Queensland.
The plateau, a maximum 8km long and 4km wide, comprises a complete miniature landscape with three village areas and a… Read Complete Text