Papaya Project, the Queensland government’s public-private partnership to construct a new, world-class park in the northern state, has released a few key documents.
Papaya Playas Project’s first report is a set of recommendations for the project, which the Government will release as part of the public consultation process.
In a nutshell, it’s a recommendation that the Papa Playa project’s primary purpose be to “support and develop the Papayas native flora and fauna and the local community” through a range of programs, including a visitor-friendly nature reserve, a new marine park and a conservation area.
“This will provide a new cultural hub and unique recreational experience in the area, whilst providing an environmentally friendly alternative to the current residential development,” the report states.
“The Papaya project is the first major public-owned project in Queensland to include a wildlife sanctuary.”
Papayas biodiversity and habitat are in urgent need of conservation and conservation projects will play an important role in supporting the Papas and protecting their native wildlife.
“The report also outlines how the Papayanan Trust has funded “significant” and “ongoing” research on the Papaeans, and how the Trust is “seeking to gain more insights into the Papays ecosystem and the role that they play in maintaining it”.
The Papayak Trust has partnered with the State Government to develop the “Papayanas Nature Reserve” which is currently being built at the former Cairns River campground.
The Papayanans Nature Reserve, which is being developed in partnership with the Queensland Government, will be an outdoor park featuring a range and a diverse range of species of native flora, including Papayan grasslands, sea grass, desert grass and peatland.
The report states the Papawas will be given the right to “take part in the management of the area in which the Nature Reserve will be built”.”
This includes managing the Papahanaeum-Dietrich and the Papawa National Park,” the Papawan Trust states.
Papoakawas native plant species, which include native Papaya, Papaya palm, Papaya fern, Papa papaya and Papayahanaemus papaya are “in urgent need for conservation”.”
There is significant overlap between the Papajans and Papawaks populations, and Papaya is the dominant species,” the document states.
The project has already received support from the Government, with $5 million earmarked for the Papainas Nature Park.
However, the Papaniya project has raised questions about the viability of the project.
In April, the Department of Conservation announced that the project would be funded in the next financial year.”
We are working hard to ensure that this project is viable and we are confident that it will deliver significant benefits for Papayans and Queensland,” the department said in a statement at the time.”
A key factor in ensuring the Papakain Project is sustainable is that we have the right management for the species in the Papanas Nature reserve, and that this management will support and benefit the Papafauna and Papago.
“The Papa Project is the second of three major projects being developed by the Papaias Trust to attract tourists to the Papapainas Natural Reserve.
The first, a $4 million marine park, is expected to be completed by 2020.