Members attend Traveston Dam anniversary at Kandanga

July 13, 2010

Two of our members, Vice-President Brian & Secretary Sue, attended the Traveston Dam Anniversary and Museum opening at Kandanga on Sunday to rally support  from Save the Mary campaigners. They were very pleased with the outcome as signatures flowed onto our petition forms and they received inspiration and support from the Mary supporters along with the general public. Awareness of our campaign was given further support on channel 7's evening news on Monday night as reporters from the weekends festival interviewed Brian and highlighted the point that there is a new fight to protect the great Mary River and its tributaries with the prospect of the proposed Colton Coal Mine getting the nod from the Queensland Government and Tiaro Coals future plans. Well done guys and keep up the hard work!

     

    

   

 

 

           

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Our World Treasure - A PLACE TO KEEP SPECIAL- in 2009 the Great Sandy Strait region was awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO, giving world wide recognition to the Fraser Coast region as an UNIQUE WORLD TREASURE, equal to region in the same class as Galapos Islands, Central Amazon & Ulura Australia's Red Centre. This highlights the significance of the outstanding natural beauty of our region, where major breeding sites for endangered Marine Turtles, breeding sites for migratory shorebirds & our Humpback whales visit annually. All year round the Mary River catchment is home to around 2000 plant species & 700 native anaimals including platypus Mary River Cod, Lungfish Mary River turtles as well as freshwater turtles with a rare gaint barred frog. DOES THE COAL MINE HAVE THE RITE TO ENDANGER OUR LOCAL TREASURES ????



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