One of RAMFs greatest concerns is the impact on a number of threatened and endangered species. Many animals will be severley impacted by this development. There is a very strong possibility that one or two of these species habitats will be lost indefinitely.
One species of concern is the growling grass frog (Litoria raniformis) also commonly known as the southern bell frog, warty swamp frog and erroneously as the green frog.
Listed as threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, surely a multiple of approvals and permits will be necessary before action can commence. If so have these been approved, by whom, when and where? The matter must consider the degree to which habitat in this region, the numbers and the decline or increases in population will be effected.
This issue alone is surely worth exploring and one that deserves careful consideration before ‘the project’ is seriously considered.