Queensland cabinet commits to dams
Monday, July 10, 2006
Opposition parties in Queensland have taken exception to the state cabinet's decision to dam Teviot Brook and the Mary River. Cabinet, the executive branch of the Australian state's government, made the decision on July 3 after months of discussion and planning.
The Labor government claimed the dams are necessary to maintain supply to Brisbane, the state's capital. Declining rainfall has left the city's 1.5 million people short of water, and the population is growing rapidly. The Nationals, the main opposition party, have criticised the cost of the new dam, and propose raising an existing one instead.
- "Beattie government to build dam at Traveston" — , July 5, 2006
- "Beattie government to build new dam at Wyaralong" — , July 4, 2006
- Kevin Meade and Greg Roberts. "Beattie cautious on Gympie dam" — , July 6, 2006
- "Greens condemn Wyaralong Dam decision" — , July 3, 2006
- "Dam difficult decision made" — , July 3, 2006
- Rosemary Odgers. "Mega dam becomes mini dam at mega cost" — , July 4, 2006
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