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