Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Joyce Still Touting for Another Dam

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Joyce Still Touting for Another Dam

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Adam Carroll

Reporter

QUEENSLAND Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce says the failed Traveston Dam project, of which he was a fierce opponent, could have saved Gympie from the four floods it has endured in the past year.

Asked by Andrew Bolt on The Bolt Report if the dam would have stopped Gympie from flooding, Senator Joyce said: aUm, I agree that that dam would havea.

But he maintained the proposed dam site was ajust ridiculousa.

He said the same dam built on a different part of the Mary River would have achieved a avastly bettera result.

aOne of the biggest issues a and you can go back to my record as I said a that this is going to cost between $4 billion and $5 billion by the time weare finished. And think of it this way ... that would be 12 Warragamba Dams, and it was a low level a at best 5m storage,a Senator Joyce said.

aIt (the Traveston Dam) would have just been a glorified swamp. It was the most incredible waste of money that anyone had ever presumed,a Senator Joyce said on The Bolt Report. …

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