Help save the Mary River and the Great Sandy Strait from the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam.

There are far better options for Brisbane's water

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It's on!

State Election March 21

In under three years,  the Traveston Dam has gone from being "just a nimby issue", through being "a David and Goliath struggle" to the point where the ABC places it as Number two in the state's  election issues, second only to Queensland's  crumbling economy..

That said,  the  next three weeks represent a picture window of opportunity which will never return.

2009 election politics - vote NO Traveston

"Mr Lee said Labor would need to do a lot more than back down on plans to build the controversial Traveston dam."


The decision has been made to proceed with the eastern route for the Bruce Highway between Federal and Traveston Road, regardless of whether or not the dam project gains federal approval. The public's preferred route in the case of the dam project not being approved was along the existing alignment, but a review undertaken by main roads had concluded that the eastern route is their preferred route in any case.

Feedback from the book 'Love, Mary'

I have been surprised again and again by the response to the book from people who are not convinced that damming the Mary River is a bad idea.  In discussions with these people they have focussed on what they believe are the possible benefits of the proposed dam, buying into the nauseating mass of QWIPL propaganda.  When the book is placed in their hands, I have seen these people let out a breath or sigh and say "I've always thought damming the Mary River was a stupid idea!" 

Feedback from the book 'Love, Mary'

Thank you for the copy of "Love Mary" which contains our dugong image. Congratulations on producing a wonderful but vital book to help save the Mary River.  I would be delighted to receive more copies of this book to distribute and help get the message out there to save the Mary River.  Thank you and again, congratulation on producing this important book.

Meri Bell,


Responses from the book 'Love, Mary'


When I read ‘Love, Mary’, I realised that I had underestimated some of the human impacts of the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam project.

I could not stop tears welling up as I read how healthy people and their productive lives are being damaged. Long before the project attempts to get the go ahead, the psychological damage done by emotional stress is affecting my fellow citizens right now.

Got a story for Dambusters?

The deadlines for the next few editons are attached.  You can contact the editor by emailing

'Love, Mary'

'Love, Mary'
'Love Mary' tells the remarkable story of the Mary river, one of the last remaining rivers still flowing relatively freely in South-East Queensland. With a focus on the Mary River's priceless environmental heritage alongside the value of it's human communities, 'Love Mary' gathers stories of this river's life-giving journey from the hinterland to the sea.

SaveTheMaryRiver Email contact lists

To avoid duplication, (and risk of spamming), mass emails will no longer be sent from the TravestonSwamp on-line forum.

If you are not already on the SaveTheMaryRiver voluntary email and newsletter contact list, please send an email via the "contacts"  link aboveand request to be put on the list. (If you received the Jan/Feb 09 newsletter by email, you are already on it). You can also request to be removed from the list via the same page.

DamBusters Newsletter - pre 2009 copies

The December 2008 Dambusters is attached to this post.

All the pre-2009 copies of the DamBuster's and the earlier Wheezer Newsletter can be downloaded from this directory.

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