Craig Warhurst
Craig Warhurst

Dam fiasco lingers for residents

TODAY'S front page story on the state government not paying half the cost of fencing in the Mary Valley shows the Traveston Crossing Dam debacle continues to drag on for residents.

Garry Dan and other landholders, whose properties now border state-owned land, will be out-of-pocket because successive governments have been slow to upkeep properties.

It's no wonder Mr Dan and others in the Valley feel disillusioned.

Run-down fences and the cost of controlling weeds spreading off government land will cost them thousands.

The worst thing is there is nothing they can do.

To be fair the Newman government inherited the mess from Labor and they are trying hard to fix the problem.

Legally they may not be bound to pay half for fences on properties they own but morally it is another question.

Let's hope someone in government can help these people because they shouldn't have to foot the bill for others' mistakes.

Gympie Times


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