A tidal wave is a type of wave that forms in a sea, where water is constantly being pushed up and away from the shore.
For a new development to form in Queensland, there needs to be a certain amount of buoyancy to prevent it from floating.
This buoyancy is known as tidal surge.
When a tidal surge is strong enough to push up a beach and cause it to rise higher than the sea surface, it can create a tsunami.
That’s why a developer is trying to create a tidal development in the area around Treetop Mountain.
The developer is Treetop Mountain Development, which has been in the region for 10 years.
It says it is “focusing on the treetope” and will create an “urban park”.
The developer says the park will be home to restaurants, shops, art galleries, and more.
In an interview with ABC News, Treetops director of development, Peter Smeeth, said the project is not the result of a natural disaster, but the result from a government scheme called the National Flood Protection Plan.
He said that after the flood control plan was implemented in 2012, developers began looking for ways to mitigate coastal flooding and the new plan had helped.
“The plan’s very well known, but there’s not really a whole lot of media attention to it,” Mr Smeet said.
“It’s a really good way of thinking about flood mitigation, because you can think about it as an investment opportunity.”
So the flood protection scheme has really helped us with that.
“The new plan, which includes a series of actions including a flood defence barrier and a new levee system, has allowed Treetopes developers to reduce the risk of a tidal event in the Treetops, as well as reduce the amount of sand that falls onto the land.
However, it has not prevented the developer from trying to raise the cost of the project by at least $30 million.
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I think this is a really exciting opportunity,” Mr O’Donnell said.
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