COORAN ACTION/info NIGHT
Date: WED. 18th June Where: Cooran Hall
Time : 7.00pm Who: Speakers from the Save the Mary River Co-ordinating Group (STMRCC)
- an urgent call with latest info-update to Save the Mary River, what's happening near Cooran and the 'Save The Mary River' protest Rally on this Saturday 21st June at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
(see below for more rally and bus information)
Hello people of Cooran and surrounding districts...
Let's Tell Peter Garrett & the State Govt to "abort the Traveston Crossing Dam NOW!!"
There are alternatives for water in SE QLD
The fight, two years on, has now grown to include a major groundswell of scientists, politicians, conservation groups, cattlemen, farmers, artists, poets, humorists, students, canoeists, teachers, professional fishermen and activists from all walks of life around the world who oppose the dam.
There has been NO authentic, honest and democratic participation in DAM-DEBATE by the state government.
Rather they have played a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse by the flooding of letterboxes with glossy propaganda and thus have avoided the big questions about their proposal. An unprecedented over-14,000 objections were lodged against the govt's FLAWED Environment Impact Statement "
(Beattie- "the dam will be built whether it is feasible or not"...!)
WE WANT/need TO SEE YOU THERE...
"many little bits maketh the ship'!!"
Some voluntary help for the Cooran night is also needed ...thanks
Call Jason 5485 2723
Gold Coast Rally Information...
TO ALL PERSONS WHO WANT TO SAVE THE MARY RIVER FROM THE FATE OF THE MURRAY
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HERE IS THE DETAIL YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR SO THAT YOU CAN PLAN YOUR WEEKEND VISIT TO THE GOLD COAST
THE RALLY, THE ROUTE, TIMES ETC
June 21 - 11.00 am from Cascade Gardens Broadbeach to the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
Please register for bus transport asap, so we know the number of buses required.
( E-mail addresses and phone numbers below)
Pay as you board the bus
Hervey Bay - Centro (incl meal stop) Cost TBA 4.00 am
Maryborough Transit Centre (incl meal stop) Cost TBA 4.30 am
DEPART (CHILDREN/STUDENTS $15 ADULTS $25)
Gympie Civic Centre 7 am sharp
Kandanga Info Centre 7 am sharp
Tewantin Council Chambers 7.30 am
Matilda - Kybong 7.15 am
Federal State School 7.20 am
Cooroy - Intercity bus stop, opposite railway X-ing 7.30 am
between 2 service stations
One brief stop on way south and north
Returning: approximately depart Gold Coast 2.30 pm
HOW TO GET THERE BY CAR
• Take Exit 71 to Broadbeach off Pacific Motorway and follow through to the Gold Coast Highway.
• Just before you hit the Gold Coast Highway you will see Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on your right.
• When you hit the Gold Coast Highway, Jupiters is on your left.
• Turn left and proceed north past Jupiters and under the monorail, through the lights and on past the Convention Centre on the north side of these lights.
• Cascade Gardens is on the left about 900m north of the Convention Centre.
• Trains leave Brisbane for Robina on the Gold Coast about every half hour.
• Buses connect to the Gold Coast Highway north and south.
• We have no further detail on this at this stage.
THE ASSEMBLY POINT (start of march)
The Assembly area is the treed and grassed area of Cascade Gardens fronting the Gold Coast Highway on the south side of the entry. It is probably safest to drive into Cascade Gardens and drop people off. Then either park inside if you find one, or do the loop and out to find parking on the eastern side of the Highway (see Car Parking). There are toilets in the Assembly area.
There are about 70 car parking bays in Cascade Gardens itself but we can't guarantee that they will be available as the area is often busy on Saturdays.
Alternatively, park on the eastern side of the Highway. When you first hit the Gold Coast Highway, instead of turning left to Cascade Gardens, proceed through the lights across the Gold Coast Highway, and through to the beach areas and back streets where there should be street parking available. Then walk back to the highway and up to Cascade Gardens to be there by 10.45am.
THE RALLY WALK, & WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE GET THERE
At (or near!) 11.00am we will move to the footpath under direction and proceed along the footpath to the Rally Point. We can march about 5 abreast for most of the way. We have liaised with Gold Coast City Council and the Police. There is one narrow point near a bus shelter - we will have marshals at this point to make sure that the rally proceeds through safely. Please ensure that you follow all directions of the marshals. We will NOT be using the road. There is seating for much of the walk distance on rock walls etc. The Rally Point is a grassed area at the corner of the Convention Centre.
We will have chants organised (something more than just NO DAM!). Some speeches will be made at this point as a rallying call. How long the rally will last will depend on just how well we are doing!
WHAT YOU SHOULD TAKE
Hats, sunscreen, water, placards (suggestions for placards soon). Have something to eat before you march.
John Porter 54855255, 0427476488 email@example.com
Kent Hutton 54828830 0409064885 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndall Ensbey 54843697 0427167329 email@example.com
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