SaveTheMaryRiver commends Rainbow Shores decision - eagerly awaits Traveston decision


The state environment minister, Ms Kate Jones today announced that the controversial Rainow Shores development at Inskip Point would not go ahead because of environmental concerns.  Given the small range of  issues listed in her ministerial statement, compared to the much greater range and scale of environmental issues permanently damaged by the State Government's even more controversial proposal to dam the Mary River at Traveston Crossing, this gives great hope that the inevitable cancellation of the Traveston Crossing Dam project will now be announced sooner rather than later.  If the State Government feels that the 200ha Rainbow Shores development is unacceptable on environmental grounds, they should immediately stop wasting any more taxpayers money on prolonging the painful three and half year long attempt to gain federal environmental approval for the 15000ha Traveston proposal.