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Eco-tourism rethink needed as Bribie Island becomes too popular with holidaymakers and 4WD enthusiasts

By Sally Eeles
ABC News 24 March 2021

Residents have called for an urgent rethink on tourism on Bribie Island, north of Brisbane, with increased traffic clogging the bridge to the mainland and putting turtle hatchlings at risk along the beach.

Key points:

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Bribie Island is a convenient option when faced with congestion on the Bruce Highway to the Sunshine Coast
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Accidents can block the Bribie Island bridge and nearby roads for hour
  • Environmentalists do not want a new bridge, but a reduction in day-trippers, including 4WD vehicles on beaches

Full Article
See pictures of many 4×4 vehicles parked at Bribie Lagoons and the tracks they leave for the turtle hatchings to cross.

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