Leaked report confirms Lake Eyre Basin concerns

Sally Gall
Updated February 22 2023 - 8:16pm, first published May 13 2020 - 3:00pm
A leaked Queensland cabinet report says existing oil/gas extraction on the Cooper floodplain in Queensland illustrates the impacts to overland flow of minor structures such as graded roads and cleared seismic lines. Picture - Sally Gall.
A leaked Queensland cabinet report says existing oil/gas extraction on the Cooper floodplain in Queensland illustrates the impacts to overland flow of minor structures such as graded roads and cleared seismic lines. Picture - Sally Gall.

The harshest of four protection measures for the Lake Eyre Basin has been recommended, despite the possible economic and social burdens that may bring, in a leaked Queensland cabinet report on development risks to the Queensland section of the basin.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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