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Your urgent help needed to save historic Yungaba

Dear Yungaba Action Group supporters and friends,

Yungaba Action Group needs your help to launch a legal fight against the development approval - no amount is too small to give!

Last week BCC posted the long-anticipated negotiated development approval on their website - it will see the guts ripped out of Yungaba, the last remaining intact 19th century immigration depot left in Australia, leaving only a shell for the public to view from outside a gated community.

Never again will future generations of Australians have the chance to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors where they first set foot on Australian soil. Instead, Yungaba will become the sole property of 10 millionaires who will live in luxury units with their own exclusive views down to the Brisbane River.

We need your help in this fight - we have been told that the sale is a done deal and that our cause is hopeless. But it is not in the Australian spirit to give up on what is right even though it seems hopeless.

We invoke the indomitable spirit of our immigrant ancestors and of the wounded ANZACS who were welcomed back to Queensland after their baptism on fire in WW1 to help us win back Yungaba for the people of Queensland. We will not give up!

We are preparing our legal challenge - we have engaged a legal firm with extensive experience in the Land and Environment Court and we have the support of a very reputable heritage expert as our expert witness - they believe that our cause is not hopeless and that we do have good grounds for appeal to save this very significant building for future generations to honour their immigrant origins.

We need your financial assistance - remember, no amount is too small to give - together we will succeed!

Please write a cheque to:
Yungaba Action Group Inc, and post to PO BOX 5564 West End Q 4101

Or deposit straight into our bank account:
Yungaba Action Group Inc, Commonwealth Bank, West End
BSB: 06 4131 Account Number: 10272133

Many thanks to those supporters who have already sent in donations - they are very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Delene Cuddihy
Yungaba Action Group (