It’s a question of the definition of the Round Valley Reservoir, and how much of it is considered public.
Key points:The State Government wants to have the reservoir removed from the map, as it is not a ‘natural’ areaThe proposal was dropped last yearThe round valley Reserve is a reserve that encompasses a huge area of land, about 4,200 hectares, of which the Government has estimated it would take approximately five years to remove.
The Government says it is taking a holistic approach to the Round River Reserve, and that it has identified about 30% of the land within the reserve as natural, and 30% as man-made.
Key Points:The Government wants the Round valley Reservoir removed from MapReduceRound Valley Reservary sits in the heart of the state’s Central Coast.
The Reserve is the second largest water body in Queensland, and is located between the Queensland and New South Wales borders.
The Round Valley Reserve is an area of roughly 4,000 hectares, which is the size of about five football fields.
It is the largest natural freshwater lake in the world, and sits in a remote region of central Queensland.
“It is clear the Round is a unique area, which has been the subject of significant research and development in recent years, with some of the most comprehensive and rigorous studies of its size ever undertaken,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement.
“There is also an important public interest in preserving and improving the Round and its water resources.”
She said the Reserve should be removed from maps, so people could get a better idea of how much water it holds.
“The Reserve encompasses over 2,200,000 square kilometres, and it is estimated that it will take approximately 5 years to complete the removal of this natural area from the MapReduction map,” Ms Palasza said.
“We will work with stakeholders and stakeholders to develop a new MapReduced map that better reflects the Round’s unique location.”
The Reserve’s conservation status is currently set out on a map of the State.
“In recent years it has been established that the Round represents a significant source of sediment and other contaminants which are associated with the Round,” the Premier said.
“This is a significant concern for our region and the wider state.”
“In order to safeguard the environment and the health of the region, we will work to reduce the Round to an area that is more appropriate for recreational and scientific use.”
Ms Palaszyk said the Government would look at options to ensure it retained the reserve in the map.
A new Map Reduction map will be available in October.
“Round Valley is the site of the largest freshwater lake on the Central Coast,” Ms Kelleher said.
“This reserve is a natural resource and a part of the Queensland landscape.
The Reserve itself is comprised of approximately 400,000 acres, and the Round water flows into the area.
We will continue to work closely with stakeholders to improve the Mapreduce map, and work to ensure that it is as accessible as possible.”
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