Craig Warhurst
Craig Warhurst Tanya Easterby

Tin Can Bay has certainty

ENVIRONMENT and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell gave Tin Can Bay a real shot in the arm yesterday morning.

He, along with Member for Gympie David Gibson, spent the early hours feeding dolphins at the Bay.

Then he announced the State Government would allow the morning ritual to continue as long as the dolphins Mystique, Patch, Ella and Squirt were happy to keep coming.

The agreement has been a long time coming.

Former state governments have tried to stand in the way of human interaction with the dolphins, but people power and the Newman Government have now guaranteed the tourist attraction won't be shut down.

The move is important for Tin Can Bay; it gives the coastal community confidence.

No longer do they have to worry that one of their biggest tourist drawcards will be taken from them and allows them to plan for the future.

A lot of people need to be thanked for keeping up the dolphin fight, but Joe McLeod must be top of the list.

He has worked tirelessly to hold the government to account over many years.

Another is David Gibson; he has delivered on an election promise.

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