Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney  will be in Toowoomba today.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney will be in Toowoomba today.

First steps to rebuild Mary Valley

THE State Government yesterday took the first tangible step towards reviving the dam-devastated Mary Valley.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney announced a prospectus for attracting investment in new agricultural business units, to be created out of the mess left by the Bligh and Beattie governments.

Mr Seeney told parliament the prospectus would mean "concrete steps to fix the foundations of the Mary Valley and its communities".

He said the government would begin merging properties and water rights in the Mary Valley to rebuild the region after the Traveston Dam debacle.

An enthusiastic Gympie MP David Gibson yesterday welcomed the announcement and said he would report in detail to the people of the Mary Valley this evening, from 5.30pm at the Imbil Showgrounds hall.

"The Mary Valley is a microcosm of the incompetent and wasteful administration the Beattie and Bligh governments inflicted on this state," Mr Seeney told the House.

Full details of the Seeney plan to save the Valley will be part of tomorrow's Gympie Times.

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