Member for Cook Cynthia Lui is pleased to join the Douglas Shire Mayor, Julia Leu who was recently appointed as Deputy Chair of the War on Wrecks Taskforce.
The War on Wrecks taskforce met on 24 August and will extend their focus beyond derelict vessels to include waterways management, anchorages, buoy moorings and living aboard vessels, access to boating infrastructure, vessel disposal options, and visual amenity which continue to impact our environment and community.
Ms Lui said “Sunken boats in our local creeks and inlets have been a problem for too long. Boaties and tourists shouldn’t have to put up with the problems created by a small number of negligent boat owners. I want this taskforce to make sure we can make the best use of our local waterways.”
“The Taskforce will undertake state-wide community consultation recognising the need for shared responsibility where vessel owners are able to take responsibility for their vessels, and ensure all Queenslanders can enjoy safer, cleaner seas.”
“An interim report is due within 6 months that will outline key recommendations based on best practice strategies and initiatives that can be successfully implemented in Queensland to address the issues and assess their impact.”
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