A draft Conservation Management Plan for Ninney Rise has been released, describing the history and significance of the place and proposing policies for its conservation and appropriate development. Ninney Rise is the heritage-listed Bingil Bay home of reef and rainforest conservation pioneers the late John and Alison Busst. The draft plan can be viewed at www.ninneyrise.com and Wongaling Library. Comments are invited and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 April.
In other news, FoNR are honoured to accept Queensland Government’s offer of trusteeship of Banfield’s Grave on Dunk Island, following JCU’s relinquishment of the role.
There is currently no public access to the grave as the resort is closed, so FoNR are working with partners hoping to reopen the gazetted walkway from the beach (the old bridge route) as a visitor experience telling the unique Banfield story.
Both Ninney Rise and Banfield’s Grave are entered in the Queensland Heritage Register for the important and rare evidence they provide of Queensland’s reef and rainforest conservation pioneers. FoNR is a partnership between Wildlife Queensland, Mission Beach Tourism, Cassowary Coast Alliance, C4 and Terrain NRM promoting natural heritage conservation and presentation in the Mission Beach area.