Historical development and increasing human population around Moreton Bay has significantly reduced the availability of undisturbed feeding and roosting habitat for migratory shorebirds in Moreton Bay.
A proposed development for Toondah Harbour could further reduce the availability of feeding and roosting habitat of the Eastern Curlew and other shorebird species. Also of great concern, the proposed development footprint includes over 40 hectares of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site.
As the most important wetlands in the world, Ramsar wetlands should never be developed. If the proposed development at Toondah Harbour is approved, it will set a dangerous precedent for future protection of Ramsar-listed wetlands in Australia and around the world.