Media Statement: Paradise Dam

Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Media Statement: Paradise Dam

I welcome the funding commitment by the Queensland Government to fix Paradise Dam, which follows two years of delays and excuses about why they said it couldn’t be done.

It is no coincidence that the announcement comes in the middle of an integrity crisis surrounding the Queensland Labor Government.

As the local federal member, I have heard first-hand the frustrations and fears from local growers as they waited for a decision on the dam, which took the State Government years to come to – 868 days in fact.

Since the State Government made the decision to lower the dam wall back in September 2019 I have continually advocated for its restoration, anything less was not going to provide the water security this region needs.

In typical form, Labor built it then broke it and have only committed enough money to half repair it.

I have previously stated the Federal Coalition Government stands ready to provide financial assistance and we are now working through that process.

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