LNP fo­cus on Nullinga Dam

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IF elected, the LNP have com­mit­ted to in­vest­ing $10 mil­lion to­wards an En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact State­ment for Nullinga Dam which is only half the cost of the study.

Even if elected and im­ple­mented the study will take be­tween 12 to 18 months to com­plete.

Shadow Min­is­ter for Nat­u­ral Re­sources, Mines and North­ern De­vel­op­ment An­drew Cripps last week an­nounced that they would com­mit the money for the En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact State­ment (EIS) for Nullinga Dam.

“The LNP is an­nounc­ing $1.3 bil­lion in wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture com­mit­ments right across the state of Queens­land par­tic­u­larly in re­gional and ru­ral ar­eas,” he said.

“The Nullinga Dam project has had its fea­si­bil­ity study done. Un­for­tu­nately the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment has re­fused to re­lease that re­port.”

He said they are not happy with that and have com­mit­ted to con­trib­ute funds to progress the EIS.

He said the dif­fer­ence be­tween the fea­si­bil­ity study and the EIS was im­por­tant and the EIS was a step that needed to be taken.

“The $10 mil­lion is just half of the cost for the EIS for Nullinga Dam,” Mr Cripps said. “We will be work­ing with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to com­plete the project, as projects like this take time.”

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