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Paradise Dam

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Mayor Jack Dempsey
Bundaberg Regional Council
190 Bourbong Street

Total Signatures - 2992

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 22/10/2019

Closing Date: 2/02/2020

Tabled Date: 4/02/2020

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 5/03/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Government:-

1.    Should release technical reports to the public related to the structural integrity of Paradise Dam so that the community understands:

a) the risk to public safety;
b) the options to rebuild the dam wall; and
c) why the dam wall is being lowered by five metres.

2.    Reinstate water that's being lost from Paradise Dam to:

a) ensure the long-term water security which Paradise Dam was built to deliver;
b) provide confidence to investors that water will be available; and
c) maintain the Bundaberg Region's status as the food bowl of Australia.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to release the technical reports relating to the structural integrity of Paradise Dam and to reinstate water being lost from Paradise Dam.