The battle for Cape York: whose vision will win out?

Dale, Allan (2013) The battle for Cape York: whose vision will win out? The Conversation, 25 October 2013.

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[Extract] From its stunning wetlands in the west, across a dry central spine, to the coastal heathlands and rainforests in the east, Cape York Peninsula is deservedly world-famous for its rugged beauty.

For many Australians, memories or dreams of making a "once in a lifetime" trip north to the tip of Cape York evoke deep passions. These passionate responses can range from those seeking greater protection of this biologically-rich region, to those who see only the potential for unlimited development.

Unfortunately, too often those deeply divided approaches have meant that the Peninsula's 15,000 people have been overlooked in outsiders' visions for the region.

With the Queensland Government set to release its new draft Cape York Regional Plan within the next few weeks, now is a good time to rethink the foundations needed to deliver real progress for the people of the Peninsula, as well as to the benefit of the nation.

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Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Indigenous, Northern Australia, Queensland, regional development
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 06:01
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