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  • Location: The J, Noosa Junction, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Presented with Griffith REVIEW

Is Traveston the answer?

A rising tide of immigrants to Queensland is irrevocably changing the nature of the Sunshine State. Our cities are increasingly under stress with water, housing, transport, noise, recreation and job-seeker pressure. The Mary River's contentious Traveston Dam is cited as part of South-East Queensland's water supply solutions. Is it? And what of the big picture?

Julianne Schultz, editor of the quarterly Griffith Review, put the spotlight on these problems in its May edition, where leading urban planner Brendan Gleeson, Professor of Urban Management and Policy, Griffith University, proposed solutions.

Journalist Peter Meredith delved into the specific issue of Brisbane's future water supply with an analysis of the controversial decision to build the Traveston Dam. Late in 2007 he was commissioned by the European Rivers Network to write about the social impact of the dam project as part of a multimedia presentation for Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain.

Professor Ian Lowe, President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, long concerned about growing global pressures and sustainability, joins the fray.

Peter Thompson moderates a lively discussion on competing theories and solution with this heady panel, providing opportunities for your burning questions.

Saturday 12 3.00pm $35 The J
Duration: approximately 2 hours.

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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