Greens question marina support

GREENS candidate for Dawson, Jonathon Dykyj has questioned the support of Member for Whitsunday, Jan Jarratt, for a new marina at Shute Harbour.

“Ms Jarratt claims that it will protect boats from cyclones,” Mr Dykyj said.

“Wouldn't it be better for her and her government to focus on delivering the cyclone shelters promised by the Beattie government?

“It is sad to see boats getting damaged but adequate protection for people must come first.

“We have to get our priorities in order.”

Mr Dykyj said the Whitsundays had been lucky with cyclones Hamish and Ului, and he warned that future storms could cost lives.

“What will it take for this Labor government to come good on its promise?” he said.

“It would appear that the real motivation for the destruction of this pristine World Heritage Area is for a blatant land grab that will only benefit some Labor mates,” Mr Dykyj said.

“There are some serious questions that need answering regarding the lease agreement.”

“It's something that as the Member for Dawson I would be pursuing in the parliament.”

Mr Dykyj said the Greens are not anti-development.

“We are pro-appropriate and sustainable development, which this proposed marina is certainly not,” he said.

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