Thousands protest Qld Govt’s proposed dams


Shocked into protest: Beaudesert Shire Mayor Joy Drescher said her constituents were shocked by last week’s surprise announcement but had quickly organised websites and protests, with the next one at Rathdowney on 5 May night. "They’re as mad as hornets," Cr Drescher said.

Lack of consultation: "For some God-forsaken reason, the Government chose this spot and didn’t tell us a thing about it." Mary River Action Group spokeswoman and landholder Glenda Pickersgill said about 2000 were at a meeting at Kandanga last week.

We’ll consult later, says minister: Water Minister Henry Palaszczuk said dams would be built on the Mary and Logan catchments by the end of 2011 and residents would be consulted widely.

The Courier Mail, 5/5/2006, p. 12

Source: Erisk Net  



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