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Petition Demands Dam Reports

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Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey

October 25, 2019

Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey is petitioning the State Government to release the technical reports relating to recent decisions about Paradise Dam.

The E-petition was lodged on October 22 and will be open until February 2, 2020:

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House that the Government:

1. Should release technical reports to the public related to the structural integrity of Paradise Dam so that the community understands:

a) The risk to public safety;
b) The options to rebuild the dam wall; and
c) Why the dam wall is being lowered by five metres.

2. Reinstate water that’s being lost from Paradise Dam to:

a) Ensure the long-term water security which Paradise Dam was built to deliver;
b) Provide confidence to investors that water will be available; and
c) Maintain the Bundaberg Region’s status as the food bowl of Australia.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to release the technical reports relating to the structural integrity of Paradise Dam and to reinstate water being lost from Paradise Dam.

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