**AND A LOT OF QUESTIONS**
At any time only 100 people could be mustered for public meetings called by Bob Katter through MBCA in favour of this development. The 90% of MBCA members who supposedly support the development was taken from a survey that only attracted a small number of people. The MBCA executive would be able to give us those figures. Perhaps around 10?
Of the supposed 600+ MBCA members, an organisation that claims to be the 'one voice' for Mission Beach, there are never more than around 40 people (Maximum) who attend meetings. They seldom take a vote on important issues. THEY HAVE NEVER INVITED A BALANCED VIEW for the marine infrastructure upgrade to be presented.
MBCA may well have over 600 people on their email database but they CANNOT CLAIM THE MAJORITY of that number agree with the Clump Point development.
Now the MBCA 'membership' is subjected to FURTHER BULLYING from its executive to AIR DIVISIVE PERSONAL OPINION using what should be an unbiased information sharing forum.
Why was Bob Katter and vested interests allowed to dominate the numbers (STACK THE MEETING) of 'community' members invited to attend the Information Session in May 2016?
Why were LOCAL MARINE TOURISM OPERATORS EXCLUDED FROM THE MEETING which, in the Qld Government words, "took some time to determine who could attend"?
Why, after Novemebr 2015, did the Queensland Government REFUSE TO COMMUNICATE with the broader community and those who had been 'stakeholders' in all discussions concerning proposed marine infrastructure development between 2011 and the end of 2015?
Why did the Qld Government (Mr Lynham) only have discussions (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS) with Bob Katter and select members of the community who claim to represent the majority of the community?
Why did the present council, immediately on gaining office, change CCRC position and exclude the the jetty from marine infrastructure upgrades? Were they part of the secret meetings with the Minister?
GBRMPA base some of their statement of reasons for their approval decision on a letter received by CCED (Cassowary Coast Economic Development) claiming the development will give a much needed boost to the Mission Beach Economy when there are NO STUDIES TO SUPPORT THIS CLAIM. The group also claims to be the peak regional Economic Development representative but no longer meet as they could not establish a purpose to continue.
Why did TMR provide false information in their referral to the Federal Government?
Why was the Reference Group not informed when TMR lodged their referral for the development proposal to have opportunity for public comment?
Why did TMR refuse to have any further communication with *SOME* members of the Reference Group following the Governing from the Regions meeting in Cairns when the Hon Mark Bailey's attention was brought to;
**SERIOUS CONCERNS AT THE HIGHLY FLAWED** Reference Group process and **FALSE CLAIMS** made by his department in their development referral to the Federal Government?
WE DEMAND AN INDEPENDENT EXPERT REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS.