We've just been holidaying in QLD, hired a car from Brissy then drove up the coast to Tin Can Bay, through to Hervey Bay and nearly into Bundy. We loved the quiet little towns like Tin Can and Burrum Heads, but I fear for these places they wont stay small for long. Every where we went there were proposed housing estates or new estates.........a huge land grab. I've already done the drive from Sydney along the coast to Brissy in 2002. Apart from a few national parks that area was already built up. Once sleepy seaside towns....... now highrises and housing estates. The whole trip was a big disapointment to us. Eventually the whole NSW coast and QLD through to Cairns will be just one big long suberb! Can't blame people I suppose, I'd like to live on the coast myself....but what about animal and bird habitat? Wheres the water going to come from? Wheres the sewerage going to go? I fear for our coastline, its fragile beauty could so easily be ruined. Stop this urban sprawl now!