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voted at the State Election on 25 Nov 2017 to return the ALP
government. Now it's time to hold them to their election committments
on Tree Clearing laws, Rookwood Weir, and the Adani Coal Mine.
Here is CCC's position on these issues:
||Adani’s Carmichael Mine Rocky and Tvlle Councils spending ratepayers' money on an airport they don't own. Research from The Guardian Australia
has highlighted the increasing confusion over Rockhampton and
Townsville Council’s plans to fund the construction of an Airport
on Carmichael Station near the proposed Adani Coal Mine.
Queensland’s corruption watchdog has referred allegations of
wrongdoing to the state’s local government department following
the council’s admission that if the mine went ahead they would
not own the airport.. If you are a Rocky ratepayer, tell your councillor what you think of this scheme. See also Bob Katter's response.
||Rookwood Weir on the Fitzroy River. Rookwood
Weir has been a political plaything for over 13 years
Building Queensland in partnership with SunWater and Gladstone Area
Water Board has released a business case summary http://buildingqueensland.qld.gov.au/proposal-summaries/
which states “further actions required”. Specifically, that
firm commitments from potential irrigators and other users would be
needed before public money is thrown at the weir (potentially over $300
million+). The Building Queensland summary report also notes
that the white elephant Paradise Dam on the Burnett River requires over
$400 million in repairs following ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald just to
make it safe. If Gladstone needs more water why can’t this be
supplied from a pipeline from Paradise Dam? Given the Fitzroy’s
soil studies which show less than 5 % are suitable for irrigation plus
the lack of takers for the existing 20,000ML water supply it would be a
‘very courageous (Yes) Minister’ who commits us to another
failed water scheme with unacceptable risks to Rockhampton’s
water quality, decline in fish productivity and further risk to threatened
species. See Rookwood page
||Broadscale Tree Clearing
When the LNP came to power with Campbell Newman as Premier in
2012, tree clearing controls were greatly relaxed. Clearing
rates sky-rocketed. Queenslanders are now clearing
about 250,000 hectares per year. Most of what is yet to be
cleared is the more marginal country. Land clearing is the
biggest single contributor to species extinction, for which we have the
worst record in the world.
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