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Abandon plans for the dam at Traveston

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

John Horrex
105 Walker Street
Maryborough Qld 4650

Total Signatures - 526

Sponsoring Member: Chris Foley MP

Posting Date: 10/10/2007

Tabled Date: 10/10/2007

Responded By: Hon Paul Lucas MP on 14/04/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition draws attention to the complete opposition of the residents of the State of Queensland to the damming of the Lower Mary River at Traveston. The significant impact of this dam would be: 1. Adverse effects on agricultural pursuits and the loss of agricultural livelihood. 2. A degradation of water quality and urban water supply. 3. An adverse effect on endangered river species and long term degenerative effects on fishing. 4. An overall impact on catchment management. The below petitioners therefore request the House to abandon plans for this dam at Traveston and consider other options.