Praise for Garrett over dam
ANTI-TRAVESTON dam campaigners last night clapped Peter Garrett on the back for a decision well made but it was not the decision they are waiting on tenterhooks for.
The Federal Environment Minister has announced he will not alter the federal conditions imposed on Paradise Dam, thereby giving the Federal Court the go-ahead to assess the performance of the dam's fishway.
The court case is set to resume in the Federal Court in Brisbane on November 9.
“Initially labelled as state-of-the-art, the fishway was widely acclaimed as so successful that it would be used as a model for the proposed Traveston Crossing dam,” said David Kreutz, secretary of the Save the Mary River Co-ordinating Group.
Glenda Pickersgill of the Save the Mary Group said the fishway was a key mitigation measure.
“The community deserves to have the Paradise court case heard and all the information in front of the Minister before he makes a decision on the proposed Traveston Crossing dam.”