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HELP FIGHT THE DESTRUCTION OF BLACK SWAN LAKE
Over 65 species of birds, including  Swans, swamp hens, ducks and all types of water fowl,  also as turtles, lizards and aqua life are losing their freshwater sanctuary.! 


The legal team are currently pursuing potential grounds to commence proceedings to HAVE THE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT SET ASIDE And the LAKE RESTORED. Together we can do this 
 
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BLACK SWAN LAKE is a haven for wildlife within the equine precinct on the Gold Coast,  close to Surfers Paradise -  and is PUBLIC LAND.  


On 15 November, 2016 the Gold Coast City Council (in meeting 726) made the appalling decision to licence the Lake to the Aquis Turf Club for the sum of $1 p.a. to allow them to fill in the lake - for a car park !!

It is a 2.75 hectares freshwater Lake.  Queensland is in the middle of one of the most severe droughts ever experienced

65 officially recorded bird species including rare and migratory birds, Turtles, eels, fish & other marine species.

The reasons given by  Council to approve the filling of the Lake are now null and void.  

Car parking for the once a year, 3 day GC Show is no longer valid as the Show is no longer held at the GC Turf Club 

The Lake water is not toxic as evidenced by the abundant wildlife and 2 professional and detailed water quality reports

The decision by Council to fill in the Lake is under investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland due to the conflicts of interest by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and several Councillors some of whom have honorary membership to the Turf Club.

40,000 have signed a petition to demand that this destruction of OUR Lake STOP IMMEDIATELY - GCCC and the Aquis GC Turf Club have refused to accept and acknowledge this petition.

People who care for all animals, not just racehorses, and those who respect our natural environment are distraught at the destruction of this beautiful, tranquil lake.

Earlier this year donators generously raised enough money to pay a Solicitor and Barrister to draw an Injunction.  It pointed out all the errors that had been overlooked in the permit to proceed, and this successfully stopped the filling in of the Lake for 8 months.

Trucks then arrived in November and again started dumping dirt into the lake.  A second Legal action Is currently being taken, this time to Permanently prevent any further works is being sort - with your help this time we can stop them for good.

We need your financial support to seek urgent legal advice and pursue a second Injunction and cover costs  and we need it NOW.   Can you please help us stop the destruction of our freshwater wildlife refuge and Save Our Animals? By pledging and/or sharing this petition. 

If there was ever a time to dig deep this is it because  ONCE IT'S GONE - IT WILL BE GONE FOREVER !
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Help fight THE DESTRUCTION BLACK SWAN LAKE BUNDALL QLD AUSTRALIA.
Australia is the driest continent on earth, Queensland is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in history and permission was granted to fill in and bury one of the last remaining freshwater bodies that includes suitable mating habitats for birds and animals in the entire area. The Lake that surrounds it is brackish and salty, and now that Black Swan lake is being filled in with 40000 tons of dirt, wild birds and swans have been filmed drinking from dirty storm water drains in the area to survive. A total deprivation of basic survival rights and lack of empathyand duty of care is being displayed by the decision makers. Let’s fight this on behalf of the innocent animals who are losing their long term home to such a travesty
Video available to view on this link
https://m.facebook.com/story/graphql_permalink/?graphql_id=UzpfSTEwMDAxMzU4MTI4MTczMDpWSzo1NDE1OTU0OTYzNDA3OTI%3D
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UPDATE:

The legal team are currently pursuing potential grounds to commence proceedings to HAVE THE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT SET ASIDE
And the LAKE RESTORED.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155404956087358&id=197794592357
Long term resident Hopalong George (shown in this video) survived the fill attempt last February. Now he is sitting with his 3 chicks in a puddle of water in dismal conditions. But like a true trooper he is definitely remaining and soldiering on with true spirit of a survivor
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Thank you to all who have donated so far. We have paid the lawyer and barrister and are following through with legal advice and pursuing the options available to us. There are a number of legal avenues we can take and need more funds to enable us to do so. Please share with family and friends, and if you can do so, please continue to suppprt is by donating kindly. Thank you
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We have started legal proceedings and need your help to continue
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