Stop Building Walls and Start Building Dams

Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath has today called on the state Labor government to stop building walls between the city and the bush and instead work with the federal government to start building dams.

Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath has today called on the state Labor government to stop building walls between the city and the bush and instead work with the federal government to start building dams.

Senator McGrath today joined local councillors and state MPs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Roma Saleyards and said Queenslanders were crying out for the state government to work with their local and federal counterparts to deliver important water infrastructure across the state.

“Today we inspected the Multi-Purpose Precinct at the Roma Saleyards, which demonstrates what can be achieved when state, local and federal governments work together,” Senator McGrath said. 

“I’m calling upon Annastacia Palaszczuk and her government to take that same approach when it comes to building dams in Queensland.

“Whether they are refusing to build dams, as we have seen with Nullinga Dam, reducing the size of weirs such as Rockwood or releasing water from dams as they are doing at Paradise Dam near Bundaberg, this government is creating barriers when they should be building dams.

“Unfortunately, in recent times, this government has become disconnected with regional and rural communities and more obsessed with gaining Greens’ preferences.

“Instead of building walls between people who live in the city and those who live in rural and regional Queensland, the state Labor government, which has been in power for 25 of the last 30 years, should start building dams to give ourselves the opportunity capture this precious water when the rain comes.