'Lack of information' around Cape heritage listingPosted on November 09, 2012
The Environment Minister Tony Burke has toured the Cape to find out how the local community feels about the possible listing.
Western Cape York man Jack Wilkie-Jans says locals are concerned about the lack of information from the Minister's office and potential implications for economic development from the listing.
"Are we going to be able to grow our businesses? Are we going to be able to grow our towns?
"I think if you own property in a World Heritage listed area, you can still use the land, but I'm not so sure whether you can actually change the use of the land. I mean, you can't go from owning a cattle farm to, I suppose, building a development high-rise.
"I'm not quite sure. But that's another problem. People don't know. The information hasn't been put out there."