LNP vows to stop destruction of Paradise Dam
“LABOR is treating the people of Wide Bay with complete contempt, as they have done throughout the whole Paradise Dam saga.”
Those were the words of Member for Nanango and LNP leader, Deb Frecklington, after Labor’s plans of tearing down the embattled Paradise Dam surfaced.
The Labor Government’s decision would be without public consultation or Parliamentary scrutiny, and has been opposed by the LNP.
Labor moved amendments in parliament this week that will allow them to commence demolition of the dam without obtaining any of the usual council or environmental approvals, sweeping aside 17 separate pieces of legislation.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government gave no notice of this decision, has carried out no consultation and has given no explanation for it,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Labor is more interested in protecting itself than protecting the community and jobs.”
Callide LNP member Colin Boyce disagreed with the decision to tear down the dam which has stability and structural issues.
“Labor is rushing to pull down Paradise Dam right after if dumped thousands of litres from the dam into the ocean in the middle of a drought,” he said.