Help protect the Fitzroy from dams!

The public review period for the draft Environmental Scoping Document for the Gogo dam proposal closed on 13 August 2018.

Help Stop Gogo Dam!

The public review period for the draft Environmental Scoping Document for the Gogo dam proposal closed on 13 August 2018.

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    Dear EPA,
    Please accept this as a public comment on the Gogo Station Irrigated Agricultural Development Scoping Document.

    Yours sincerely,
    [Your name will be added automatically]

    TIPS FOR YOUR MESSAGE:

    • I congratulate the EPA on releasing the scoping document for public comment.
    • I commend the EPA for producing a comprehensive scoping document and for including consideration of cumulative impacts.
    • The scope of work needs to include assessment of impacts on the marine environment of increased nutrients and chemicals, and reduced flows.
    • The scope of work needs to ensure that the impacts of peak flood extraction on wetlands and billabongs at the periphery of the downstream floodplains are properly modeled and assessed.
    • The scope of works needs to ensure that the impacts of flood extraction on the migrations of culturally and environmentally sensitive species such as cherubin, barramundi and sawfish are modeled and assessed.
    • Modelling of water flows alone cannot be considered an adequate substitute for extensive consultation with Traditional Owners on the potential for impacts to National Heritage listed indigenous cultural values; appropriately consultation must be part of the assessment.
    • The assessment should include consideration of the impacts of a very large dam and broadscale land clearing on the overall character and amenity of the Fitzroy Valley landscape.
    • Overall, I do not think that the Gogo station dam can be considered environmentally acceptable.

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