Trad: Plan opens floodgates

South Brisbane MP Jackie Trad Photo: Greg Miller / Sunshine Coast Daily.
South Brisbane MP Jackie Trad Photo: Greg Miller / Sunshine Coast Daily. Greg Miller

THE Queensland Opposition is still attacking the Liberal National Party State Government's mine water release plan.

The State Government on Thursday released more details about plans for water quality of the Fitzroy River.

Shadow Environment Minister Jackie Trad says the plans open the floodgates for the 36 other mines in Queensland wanting to release dirty mine water from the floods.

"After days of questioning by the people of Rockhampton and the Labor Opposition, Mr Seeney admitted he plan's a 'pilot' release of dirty mine water from four mines in the upper Isaac River this summer, regardless of the level of rainfall," Ms Trad said.

"The reckless Deputy Premier will release this dirty mine water without any guarantees about what impacts the release will have on the Fitzroy Basin water catchment, the local environment, the Great Barrier Reef, biodiversity and the health of our agricultural economy," she said.

Ms Trad said Mr Seeney introduced legislation last Parliament sitting to make it even easier to dump dirty mine water and allowed only four working days for public consultation.

"Mr Seeney is also talking up the introduction of a complicated pollution trading scheme, which the public has only one more day, tomorrow, to provide feedback on," she said.

Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne said the legislation introduced into Parliament last week, which makes it even easier for the release of dirty mine water, was further evidence of the LNP Government not talking to the public about the decisions affecting the community.

"It is obvious the LNP Government planned to release this dirty mine water all along and now they are using their massive majority in Parliament to do it with no consultation," Mr Byrne said.

"The LNP Government has completely ignored the people of Rockhampton in this decision making process.

"The people of Rockhampton are still very concerned about what effects the release of this dirty water will have on the supply of our drinking water."

Topics:  fitzroy river jackie trad salinity state government

Get set for a wet weekend

Wet weather is on the way for the region this weekend.

RAINFALL is predicted for the Rockhampton region over the weekend.

Youths given the power to choose

Trevor Gurney ,Teariki Haro and Isaiah Jacobson at PROJECT BOOYAH a Queensland Police Service initiative.

Project Booyah teaches teens practical skills for the work force

Rider taken to hospital after motorbike vs car crash

Helmet on motorbike in Brisbane.

No one has been seriously injured in the accident

Local Partners

Youths given the power to choose

It can be hard for disengaged youths to choose the right path when they come to a fork in the road, but Project Booyah is sending them in the right direction.

Your chance to win

Learn More

Former Split Enz front man Tim Finn finds new niche

Singer Tim Finn has written the music for theatre production Ladies in Black.

Musician finds his way to theatre

WHAT'S ON: Your guide to entertainment and events this weekend

AWARD WINNING SHOW: Tequila Mockingbird can be seen at St Brednan's College, Yeppoon on Saturday.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

Garage Sale Trail finds treasure in trash

Richard Morvell from Trendy Trash Rockhampton, Cr Neil Fisher, and Craig Dunglison, Manager of Rockhampton Regional Waste and Recycling gear up for Garage Sale Trail.

Bargains galore on offer at garage sales this weekend

Azealia Banks won't take legal action against Russell Crowe

Rapper Azealia Banks

Rapper drops legal action against Russell Crowe

Brad Pitt meets with his kids amid divorce proceedings

Actor Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has met up with his oldest son Maddox

Pictures of Taylor Swift allegedly being groped are sealed

They could "complicate jury selection".

Bruce Springsteen finds therapy useful

Singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer encourages others to seek help

Kerry Washington wants one more child

Kerry Washington recently gave birth to her second child

Kerry has only just become a new mum again

TRAVEL: Musicals light up Sydney

David Campbell performs in Dream Lover.

We take a trip through one of Sydney's finer scenes

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track