Meet the Torch and Bust the dam!

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  • Location: Traveston Crossing Bridge, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Meet the Torch and Bust the dam!

Canoeists paddle to the proposed wall to meet Steve Posselt and the GetUp Climate Torch and bring the torch to an awaiting crowd at Traveston Crossing Bridge. Registration opens 8.30am at Traveston Crossing Bridge, Saturday 6th September.

Human Chain at the Traveston Crossing Bridge

Connect with the river and form a human chain along the river.  Wear your yellow and black to make a colourful spectacle from the air!  Swimming, food and entertainment by the river between 11 - 1pm. Registration from 9.30. 

Camp Paradise! 

Ever wondered what the Paradise dam fuss is all about?  The Climate Torch visits the Paradise dam on the evening of Saturday 6th September.  Play the 'catch n' carry' relay, watch movies and listen to guest experts. Camp overnight or take the bus back to your car at Hervey Bay, Maryborough or Traveston Crossing.

Hervey Bay Human Sign

Say it in words!  Big words that can be read a mile high.  The GetUp Climate Torch will be passed along the Hervey Bay Human Sign at Dayman Point Beach, Hervey Bay.  Wear yellow and black.  Come, stand and support the campaign to save the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island from the proposed Traveston Crossing dam and urge our leaders to turn the tide and support environmentally and socially sustainable water security for current and future generations. Registration from 1.30 for 2pm - 4pm, Sunday 7th September.

Dam the Mary River? Save the Mary River

Save the Mary River Coordinating Group
Support and Information Centre, Kandanga Railway, Ph:  5488 4800

GetUp! Climate Torch comes to Mary River

In what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet in the campaign to Save the Mary River the GetUp Climate Torch will travel the length of the river from the source at Maleny to Hervey Bay via the River Heads between the 5 - 7 September.

The Climate Torch, designed by the creators of the Sydney Olympic torch, features a solar panel and wind turbines and will travel from Maleny to Hervey Bay in a series of community events on the 6th and 7th of September.

GetUp is a non-partisan political pressure group. GetUp organisers send emails to over 280,000 subscribers inviting them to participate in campaigns focused on environment and social justice issues.

"Their involvement demonstrates that concern about the carbon emissions and reliability of rain-fed water storages worry people around Australia, not just here in South-East Queensland" said Chairman of the Save the Mary River Coordinating Group, Mr Kevin Ingersole.

"Concern about the carbon footprint of the proposed Traveston Crossing dam is now so great that GetUp Australia, an independent lobby group, are involved in our campaign to Save the Mary River" said Mr Ingersole. 

GetUp will feature the Mary River as a key destination in their upcoming Climate Torch Relay across Australia.

"The torch is a challenge to our representatives at all levels - from local councilors to the Prime Minister - to halve Australia's greenhouse emissions in a decade" said GetUp! Executive Director Brett Solomon, "they ignore that challenge at their electoral peril". 

Welcome to the Mary River Celebration

Celebrations kick off from 6pm at Crystal Waters Friday 5th September.  Guest speakers and entertainment to welcome the arrival of the famous GetUp! Climate Torch to our beautiful river.

Community Relay Fun Run from Maleny to the proposed dam wall site

Commencing in the early hours of Saturday 6th September anti-dam Torch bearers will travel through the Conondale Valley, Kenilworth and the Mary Valley using their own or animal power only. 


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Traveston Crossing Bridge, Not Assigned

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