Calls for Labor to backdown on anti-dam proposals

Sunday, 16 February 2020

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington today called on the Palaszczuk Government to backdown on its proposal to lock up a large part of Queensland from new dams and irrigation projects.

“There is no bigger issue in Queensland than water security and it is shameful that Labor are trying to stop water projects such as the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme across a large part of the state,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Labor’s proposals will prevent new dams and irrigation projects in what could be one of the most fertile regions of the country.

“Queensland needs a stronger economy and the only way to deliver that is to back our regions and build job-creating infrastructure like the New Bradfield Scheme.

“The New Bradfield Scheme will create tens of thousands of jobs, generate 2,000 megawatts of hydroelectricity and irrigate an area of land larger than Tasmania.

“An investment in water is an investment in jobs but under Labor, new jobs are being destroyed by Jackie Trad’s and Annastacia Palaszczuk’s anti-dams agenda.

“The LNP will unlock the potential of the outback, but all Labor wants to do is lock it up and throw away the key.”

The below map from the Palaszczuk Government shows the large area labor want to declare an S.E.A. which heavily regulates the building of water security projects.

 FYI: Outback Qld unemployment rate is 11.8, youth unemployment rate is 24.9

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