Dam plan blamed for school closure
GYMPIE MP David Gibson says the permanent closure of the Kandanga Creek State School shows the Traveston Crossing dam is continuing to devastate the region.
The Queensland Government says it will permanently close the school along with eight others that were mothballed in 2009 due to a lack of enrolments.
Mr Gibson said when the dam was proposed, enrolments at the school dropped from about 40 students to six.
He told ABC Wide Bay the Traveston Crossing dam would continue to affect the Mary Valley community for years to come.
“This State Government has had a disastrous impact upon the community of the Mary Valley and the closure of the Kandanga Creek State School can be sheeted directly back to the failed policies of this Labor Government,” he said.