The Palaszczuk Labor Government has voted against an open and transparent inquiry into the safety of Paradise Dam in Parliament today. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington moved a Private Members Motion to investigate the Paradise Dam’s design, construction and operation.“Labor is literally draining Paradise Dam to 42 percent while two thirds
Mr Speaker, I rise in support of the Member for Nanango’s motion calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the design, construction, and operation of the Paradise Dam and the Government’s decision to lower the dam wall by 5 metres. I have been inundated with stories from Bundaberg residents about the
People with intellectual disability in Bundaberg are learning to cook up a storm in an upgraded kitchen thanks to a $34,000 grant. Endeavour Foundation Industries Site Manager Robert Campbell said the kitchen, completed last month, was already being used to prepare lunches and evening classes would soon start. “One of
Term 4 has had a cool start with 7 Bundaberg state schools set to receive funding for air-conditioning in their classrooms. State Member for Bundaberg David Batt said it was great news for the schools, but noted it’s also important to remember the remaining 8 Bundaberg state schools that have
Paradise Dam. What a debacle. It’s both extraordinary and awfully concerning to think that Labor has plans to significantly reduce the capacity of a dam that’s just 13 years old due to mysterious safety concerns. Since work began on the dam, rumours about flawed construction have circulated within our community.
Visiting Bundaberg today, Shadow Minister for Police and Corrective Services Trevor Watts MP joined local member David Batt MP at the home of residents who recently fell victim to youth crime. In March 2019, Ian Finnis and carer Wendy Collins woke to find three teenage robbers in their home. As
The LNP is demanding a public parliamentary inquiry is held into the design and construction of the Paradise Dam. The dam opened in 2006 at a cost of $200m – but just 13 years later the Palaszczuk Labor Government has announced plans to reduce its capacity to 42 per cent.
“It’s fantastic that three of Bundaberg’s school zones will receive flashing school zone signs, it’s something I’ve continued to fight for ever since before I was elected in 2017,” said Mr Batt. “At the last election, I committed to installing the signs at all Bundaberg schools if the LNP won
“As a result of my question in parliament, the Minister has revealed the number of Bundaberg households on the public housing register has skyrocketed by nearly double in just 2 years,” Mr Batt said. “As at 30 June 2019 the total number of households on Bundaberg’s register has jumped to
“Everybody understands that water security for our farmers is a major concern with today’s announcement that Paradise Dam’s spillway will be reduced by 5 metres, however it’s also important to consider what this change will mean for Bundaberg residents in a future flood event,” Mr Batt said. “As the flood