Queensland's dam strategy raises bigger questions

In April this year, against recommendations and protests, the Queensland Government announced the construction of a new mega-dam on the Mary River, some 16 km south of Gympie. While proponents see the project as a necessary investment in south-east Queensland's water supply, opponents are incensed about another dam project's seeming disregard for due process and independent findings of both its infeasibility and negative environmental impacts.

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