QUESTION ON NOTICE
Asked on Wednesday, 30th April 2008
MR LINGARD ASKED THE MINISTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATER AND MINISTER ASSISTING THE PREMIER IN NORTH QLD - MR WALLACE
With reference to aerial spraying that has been carried out during the last two weeks in the Kerry Valley area in my electorate of Beaudesert, which caused the destruction of many acres of mature trees (including at least 1,000 that have been confirmed dead) and drift that travelled many kilometres into other districts, and as during another spraying the drift forced the evacuation of Darlington school and children have been forced to travel to Hillview School whilst Darlington School is being decontaminated- What action will he take to ensure that such a catastrophe does not recur and what action will be taken against the landholder who is responsible for destroying property, stock water and household drinking water?
ANSWER by the MINISTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATER AND MINISTER ASSISTING THE PREMIER IN NORTH QUEENSLAND - MR WALLACE
The Department has commenced an investigation into these complaints. My Department is liaising with other Government agencies so that a whole-of-government response can be applied to this serious matter.