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Report On The State Of Kurnell

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This report will discuss the state of Kurnell beach and what actions might be appropriate to remedy the problems. Also, the location, its wildlife and appearance of the beach.Where is Kurnell beach located?Only the suburbs of Cronulla and Woolooware border Kurnell beach. The suburb is diverse in appearance. The commercial and tourist centre consists of hotels, shops and unit blocks ranging from one storey to high rise with virtually no landscaping. Moving away from the thriving business district, the area becomes predominantly one of low height unit blocks and, further on, houses with pretty tree-lined gardens, some with stunning views over the sheltered waters of Port Hacking and Gunnamatta ...view middle of the document...

Walk or drive through to the most spectacular cliff top views of the ocean, explore the Museum and find out all about Captain Cook and the discovery of modern Australia, B-B-Q's picnics, lovely shady areas to relax and take it all in, bike riding, roller bladding, horse riding, walking and jogging. As a result the state of Kurnell beach is quickly deteriorating.What is the state of Kurnell beach?Over the years, in addition to becoming a growing residential area, the bay and its immediate surrounds have come to a variety of uses that have been harmful to the environment including industrial sites, ports, airports, oil refineries and recreational activities. In particular, one of the main threats is commercial and recreational fishing. The effects fishing has include effects on food webs and fish communities, by-catch of non-target species and impacts on aquatic habitats. Other environmental impacts of fishing and boating in general include littering, damage to seagrass from anchoring and propellers, and bank erosion from boating wakes.Due to contaminants in fish and other seafood, the amount of pollution in the water and the health risks that have arose some areas of Botany Bay have been banned of fishing.Also, Kurnell beach is right next to Sydney airport .The percentage of total aircraft movements from Sydney airport which occur over Kurnell has remained fairly static at about 50-53% in the last five years. Apart from the aircraft noise, the level of airborne pollutants that enter the ecosystems of Botany Bay from aircraft is of concern given the sensitive nature of those ecosystems.Apart from the aircraft noise, the level of airborne pollutants that enter the ecosystems of Botany Bay from aircraft is of...

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