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Shute Harbour is one of Australia’s most beautiful and unspoiled natural environments. It is surrounded by Great Barrier Reef Islands and mainland National Park. If this development on our public foreshore is approved, many thousands of locals and visitors will lose an irreplaceable environmental and scenic treasure, primarily so a few hundred odd individuals can enjoy waterfront dwellings.

It is all on Public Land It covers approx. 52ha (127 Acres) 2 and 1/3 times the size of Abel Pt Marina It is World Heritage area It is a Marine Protected Area Within 500 metres of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park It is likely to fall within the GBR Coastal Marine Park It is on the National Heritage List Surrounded by Conway National Park Includes State Significant Biodiverse Land

IT IS LOCATED WITHIN WHAT IS OPENLY REGARDED AS AN ICONIC SITE (even the developers-Port Binnli - have identified it as such in their marketing material).

THE WHITSUNDAYS – THE FACTS

Tourism is our main Industry. Numerous studies over the years show repeatedly that all our five top strengths relate to:

  • The environment

  • The marine park

  • The relaxed casual atmosphere

  • The natural beauty

An excerpt from a presentation prepared and delivered by Shutehaven Residents Assn September 2007

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