Friends of Quarantine Station
NATIONAL PARK TO BECOME TOURIST THEME PARK
of Quarantine Station (FroQS) today criticised the Mawland Hotel Management
group plan for Quarantine Station saying it will turn the National Park into a
Burridge, spokesperson for Friends of Quarantine Station said “A big hotel and
conference centre, spas and bars, a luxory restaurant on the harbour, and
limited tours : these things add up to a tourist resort, not a National Park.
again the State Government wants to give away precious public foreshore land to
a private company. The community has been ignored. The
conservation experts have been ignored. Due process has been ignored.
like the Showground, here we have another case of the government giving away a
public asset to a private company. Once again the taxpayers of NSW will be
bankrolling a private company in its drive for profits.
lease puts this National Park in private hands for 45 years. National Parks are
for everyone to access on an equal basis – it is essential that they be kept
in public hands.
Pulman, author of Ghost Boy, a children’s story based on events at Quarantine
Station said “This site is an important part of Australia’s unique history.
It symbolizes the growth of the Nation. The site contains the graves of
some of Australia’s earliest immigrants. The site also contains traces
of lost Aboriginal harbour tribes. This site is a wonderful resource for
historians, environmentalists and the general public to learn about
page was created 28th January, 2000, by Judith Bennett,
Friends of Quarantine Station,