Protest Rally against the proposed Traveston Dam

Don't Murray the Mary ITS TIME TO RALLY!!

Why is a Protest Rally against the proposed Traveston Dam desperately important RIGHT NOW?

· The Federal Govt is about to receive the Qld Govt’s Environmental Impact Statement for its review under the EPBC Act.

· The Qld Labor Party is holding its State Convention at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on June 21,22. Kevin “I’m here to help” Rudd will be there.

We will assemble at Cascade Gardens Broadbeach to march at 11.00am

Don’t Murray the Mary!!

Have picnic in the park, or hit Jupiters afterwards!!!

Make it a day out with friends – our bus or your own carload!!

Further details ring Rally Organisers John Porter … 54855255, 0427476488, Lyndall Ensbey 54843697, 0427167329, Kent Hutton 54828830, 0409064885, or Kandanga Info Centre 54884800.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  1. Brisbane and SEQ want (and are entitled to) the cheapest source of 100% reliable water.
  2. The politicians must provide it in a way that is environmentally and economically responsible.
  3. There is an overwhelming body of evidence that, along with present storages, the demand for water can be met from non-rainfall dependent methods such as desalination using renewable energy sources, combined with water saving methods such as storm water harvesting, recycling of waste water, responsible water usage from household and industry, and installation of water saving devices.

A dam approved at Traveston Crossing, even with conditions, however strictly phrased or enforced, fails these requirements. It destroys productive farmland, unique animal species, fisheries, AND COSTS MORE!

Just one desalination plant can provide the water that the Qld Govt say they will take from the Mary. It will cost less, it will be 100% reliable, and it will pose no threat to the Lungfish, Mary River Turtle, or to the rare and endangered species of the Great Sandy Straits.

This plant can be powered from renewable energy sources. WA currently has a desal plant powered by a wind farm.

Otherwise Qld converts this beautiful productive working river into the mess that is the Murray.

This alternative is unthinkable. Why would you do it when it is not even necessary?

If a forward thinking Govt, Federal or State, reviews Peter Beattie’s hasty decision they will reverse it!

Don’t Murray the Mary!

Prime Minister Rudd must help Qld out here. Let’s tell him at the Labor Convention.

Stand with the Save the Mary River Coordinating Group on June 21. …

2 responses to “Protest Rally against the proposed Traveston Dam

  1. Hello All Mary River Supporters!
    URGENT: In today’s Courier Mail 8 July 2008], Infrastructure and Planning Minister Paul Lucas has said that a forest was being planned to offset emissions from the proposed Traveston Dam project and said it eventually would be carbon neutral.

    There is an online Poll in the Courier Mail today … please register your thoughts on the matter here …….www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,23983695-3102,00.html

    Thank you for your continued support!

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  2. Hi all of you great ralliers,
    The Qld Labor Govt will be holding a Cabinet meeting at Hervey Bay this coming Sunday June 29.
    The Greater Mary Association along with the Save the Mary River Coordinating Group are holding a rally at this Cabinet meeting to demonstrate the public opposition to the damming of the Mary River at Traveston Crossing – see attachment.
    After such support on Saturday for the Gold Coast rally it is a cruel thing to ask again so soon for your active support – and we know that everyone has commitments.
    IT’S JUST THAT …..we have such a good opportunity to get at the Qld Cabinet in Hervey Bay on Sunday so we are anxious to do it.
    Please come if you can – it will be much easier than the Gold Coast trip.
    WE WILL RUN A BUS FROM THE DAM FOOTPRINT AREA IF WE GET THE NUMBERS – BUT YOU’LL NEED TO LET US KNOW RIGHT AWAY.

    CONTACT THE KANDANGA CENTRE ON 54884800 BETWEEN 10.30 AND 4.00, JAN PORTER ON 0408476981 OR LYNDALL ENSBY ON 0427167329 OR EMAIL nlensby@spiderweb.com.au leaving your name, no of seats and phone number.
    BUS TIMES, ORGANISATION WILL COME LATER – IT’S A BIT OF A RUSH.

    THE RALLY IS AT 12.30 THROUGH TO AROUND 3.00 AND INVOLVES NO WALKING -places, times etc on attachment for those going by car.

    SAVE THE MARY FROM ITS HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE GREAT SANDY!!!

    John Porter SMR Group
    for the GMA rally team


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