Digging Doug's meeting with State Govt delayed again
THE State Government has once again postponed its meeting with Burrum Coast National Park good Samaritan Doug Waters until Friday.
Mr Waters faced the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on July 8, convicted of damaging the Burrum Coast National Park while rescuing stranded motorists, and fined $7500.
He may also need to pay $15,000 in remuneration to the State Government for digging a hole to repair park roads three years ago.
Mr Waters was granted a meeting with Environment Minister Andrew Powell and National Parks Minister Steve Dixon to discuss the convictions.
Mr Waters travelled to Brisbane last weekend with the original meeting scheduled for July 19.
It was then pushed back to July 22 but, after speaking with Mr Dixon's office, Mr Waters was told the meeting was not possible.
He is now due to meet Mr Dixon and Mr Powell on the Sunshine Coast on Thursday.
"They've stuffed me around," he said.
Last Friday, he canvassed the issue with Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Nationals' leader Warren Truss.