This link has been placed here in response to certain ill-informed (or mis-informing) politicians who state that there has been a period of public consultation regarding the proposed dam at Traveston Crossing.
Here is the site where the Draft Water Resource Plan for the Mary River was released in December 2005 for a period of public consultation until February 2006.
The prospect of a large dam at Traveston Crossing was not mentioned in the Draft Plan released for public consultation Wade through these documents with the help of the search command in your word processor and see if you can find any instance of the word 'Traveston'.
The State Government produced a fact sheet outlining infrastructure plans for the Mary River in 2005 - fact sheet W93. This has now been removed from their website, but is still in the catalogue listings and can be downloaded from here. It makes no mention of a large dam at Traveston Crossing.
The Draft Water Resource Plan released for public consultation in December 2005 specifically states that it refers to no specific infrastructure developments on the Mary River. You can read this in the summary document which can be downloaded here.
You may well ask how is this dam going ahead before any process of public consultation or public assessment of social and environmental impact has been conducted?
Is this the kind of society you wish for your yourself or your children?