3rd Anniversary at Traveston Crossing

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Dear Friend of the Mary,

Attached is an invitation for our 3rd Anniversary at Traveston Crossing and a registration form. Yes – it has been THREE YEARS since Peter Beattie announced his plan to dam our beautiful valley – ‘feasible or not’.
It is now the Battle for the Mary!

Please distribute the invite around and stick it up at your local shops and notice boards for others to see.

Hope you can join us on the Sunday 26th April.

Regards

Glenda Pickersgill

President

Save the Mary River Coordinating Group Mb 0411443589

One response to “3rd Anniversary at Traveston Crossing

  1. Friends of the Mary

    Hi Friends of the Mary

    The Queensland Water Commission released a new version of the Water Strategy for South East Queensland after Traveston Crossing Dam was knocked back last year? And submissions are due this Friday 12th Feb 2010.

    Why does this matter to us you might ask??

    Well, although the vast majority of the Mary Catchment is not in the area designated “SEQ”, and although the dam got knocked back, the Queensland Water Commission has their eye on the Mary still – they seem to want to take but not give anything back. They are already able to take water from the Northern Pipeline Interconnector Stage 1 and the more they take, the more water security in our catchment will be put at risk.

    Also, they are currently pushing desalination as the alternative – the strategy suggests building two new plants and upgrading Tugun. We know from the report which the councils of the Mary River commissioned and paid for that this is not the best option available to provide water security for our neighbors to the south. A little more desal in the mix is perhaps reasonable at some point over the next 50 years, but two new plants with the first starting in 2017 is excessive and unnecessary.

    So I urge you, please make a quick submission by this Friday (12 February).

    We need to make sure the women and men in the offices of the Queensland Water Commission know that the public will not stand by and let more water be drained from the Mary catchment and our future prosperity when there are readily available alternatives for SEQ that are cheaper and more sustainable.

    Please find attached a guide to help you put together a submission – it’s just two pages long, with five short points,

    The full report is at http://www.qwc.qld.gov.au/SEQWS. – just the executive summary will give you a good picture of the strategy and you can poll for a 200 L/p/day target.

    Please send your submission to:

    Email: qwcenquiries@qwc.qld.gov.au

    Post: SEQWSS Submissions, Queensland Water Commission, PO Box 15087, City East 4002

    Also attached is information regarding the proposed Northern Pipeline Inter-connector Stage 2 (decision due 12th Feb from Minister Garrett) and our last Save the Mary bulletin detailing how we plan to continue to protect the Mary River.

    Kind regards and thanks for your continued support,
    Glenda Pickersgill
    President
    Save the Mary River Coordinating Group
    Apologies for any duplications


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