DRAFT SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND WATER STRATEGY

January 28, 2010

If you’re concerned about

  • the adequacy of our future water supplies due to poor Government planning and policies in the past
  • paying much higher water rates in the future to pay for water supplies
  • your taxes being used to build more desalination plants
  • the effects of climate change and population growth on our water supplies
  • the proposed relaxation of domestic water restrictions
  • how commerce and industry should be required to take responsibility for water conservation measures, and
  • what should be done about using recycled water

THEN MAKE A SUBMISSION TO THE DRAFT

WATER STRATEGY NOW!

DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE QUEENSLAND WATER COMMISSION WEBSITE at http://www.qwc.qld.gov.au/

and see the links to comment on the home page.

We have limited copies of the Strategy on CD to help you make a submission, and a few copies of the hardcopy of the draft Strategy that you can borrow.

For more details or assistance  please call us on 0403 871 082

Submissions close on 12 February!

HURRY! The time to submit your comments on the Draft is fast running out!

YOUR CHILDREN and theirs will thank you for your interest in our water future!

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Welcome to the SEQ WaterNet site!

November 9, 2008

This is the official website for the SEQ WaterNet Group.

We’re community groups and residents from Noosa in the north to the Gold Coast in the south and Toowoomba in the west, and everyone in between.

Many of us united in 2006 to assist the residents of the Mary River valley and the lower reaches in the Hervey Bay area, to oppose the Government’s proposal to build a $1,500 million dam on the Mary River and pump water over 100km to the northern suburbs of Brisbane.

We worked long and hard to win the campaign to save the Mary River, its unique and endangered wildlife, our precious rural and riparian environment, and the local communities that were threatened by the Beattie and Bligh Governments’  ruthless plans to build the dam.

The success of that campaign was due primarily to the unity, vision and determination of all local water and environmental campaigners and groups, who recognised that new strategies to provide and ensure sustainable water  supplies for the SE Queensland region – other than building more dams – needed to be established as soon as possible.

So we have united to continue to support local communities who are campaigning to spread the message to the two million + urban residents of this region. We also want to promote the message that water is a basic need, and a limited and scarce resource, and innovative and sustainable programs and policies  must be adopted and implemented by Governments at all levels.

Here we place information on all of our network activities, describe the ways that you can help to achieve our objectives, and indicate how you can join us in this effort.

On this site you’ll also find our

• media releases

• policy statements

• network meeting dates

• membership application forms

• activity and event reports

• links to media reports           and………………..

• technical and resource information on sustainable water programs and policies

You can contact us by emailing savethemaryriverbrisbane [at]yahoo.com.au or phone/text us on 0403 871 082 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

CHECK THIS SITE FREQUENTLY AS  IT IS REGULARLY UPDATED!

David for and on behalf of the team