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Wednesday, 22 June 1994
Page: 1815


Senator WOODLEY —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes:

    (i)with alarm, that the developer of the proposed Port Hinchinbrook resort, Mr Keith Williams, appears to be determined to proceed with construction from 1 July 1994, and

    (ii)that a draft study is due to be completed by the end of June 1994, with a final study being available 2 weeks after that;

  (b)acknowledges that the Government is reluctant to pre-empt the findings of the study by stopping the development now; and

  (c)nevertheless calls on the Government to respond immediately by proclamation and regulation under subsection 6(3) and section 9 of the World Heritage Properties Conservation Act 1983 if Mr Williams begins work on the project before completion of the study.