LNP vows to stop de­struc­tion of Par­adise Dam

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

“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.

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