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Googong pipeline protest

By johnboy - 9 December 2011 108

Here in the Eagle’s Nest we think the Murrumbidgee to Googong Pipeline is a brilliant idea. But not everyone’s a fan.

Charlotte Meany has posted this video and sent an open letter to the Minister:

Dear Minister,

The Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline water transfer is a horrific project happening right on
our doorstep here in Burra. It will be responsible for destroying the delicate eco-system here
which is far more important to future generations than 150 million dollars worth of profit in
company wins and jobs.

You are in one of ACTEW’s videos promoting it. Interesting none of those videos allow comments!

Well my little protesting one does so please go and have a look and please make a comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-D-T3hQPKA

While you are there please take note of the publication which can be acquired from Enviroment Dept!

Instructing AGAINST the use of pipeline for drought solution.

Regards,

Charlotte Meany

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108 Responses to
Googong pipeline protest
shadow boxer 3:46 pm 10 Dec 11

ceam said The difficulty is not in laying pipes on Williamsdale road- it is the running of water through the creek beds of the reserve and the method of transfers having failed every where else economically, socially and environmentally as stated by Australian Gov reports.

What does this mean ? are they flooding the creeks before it goes into the pipes ?

You really should video the actual part you are concerned about, not some random road, We can then see if it is a delicate eco system or overgrazed willows and poplars

I am also curious how the millions ACTEW is spending on this is going to make them money. It seems to me it would reduce their profits and they wouldn’t be doing it unless they had to.

ceam 3:12 pm 10 Dec 11

Jethro said :

Apparently she allows comments if they agree with her.

All other comments have been removed.

I allow all comments that do not make personal attacks or violate privacy. I am a mother and this is our home and when people make comments which threaten our security that is illegal and rightfully so.

As for our property having eroded areas and pest species that is because previous owners over grazed the land and planted non natives. It takes time to reverse the effects and certainly the satellite pictures of our place shows it when it wasn’t even our own. But this is an argument which has nothing to do with the destruction of the national reserve down the road. The difficulty is not in laying pipes on Williamsdale road- it is the running of water through the creek beds of the reserve and the method of transfers having failed every where else economically, socially and environmentally as stated by Australian Gov reports.

Everyone has a right to their say and debating such issues should not entertain personal attacks so I can’t respond to the bulk of posters on here that have resorted to this method of debate especially the one who says they work with one of my relatives. Certainly I would not want one of my work colleagues posting that in a general forum as a means of attack- but I will leave that one between the two of you, whoever that relative might be.

I am proud so many people have viewed my shaky video of protest and I can only hope others away from my backyard will take note should this happen to their neighbouring reserve. I’m not an activist – I am a normal mum and I choose my fights according to how close to home- that is I believe normal human behaviour. I am not a politician or masked crusader who can fight all the injustices of the world. I am concentrating on my small corner. And I am not hiding behind fake names to spurt hate comments just because someone is against a public work.

Jethro 12:36 pm 10 Dec 11

Apparently she allows comments if they agree with her.

All other comments have been removed.

Mr Evil 11:25 am 10 Dec 11

But the sound of all that rushing water going through the pipe might put her free-range hens off their feed, man!

http://www.ingebra.com/index.htm

I particularly like the comment at the end about hoping that we get torrential rain for the next few years that damages the pipes, etc, and wastes millions of dollars of taxpayers money – bitter much????

Jethro 10:51 am 10 Dec 11

So it’s a pipe running along the side of the road?

Not exactly a nuclear power plant or a coal-fired power station.

m00nee 10:29 am 10 Dec 11

I happen to work with a relative of Charlotte. Their response after watching the video:

“oh dear” 🙁

p1 11:00 pm 09 Dec 11

What delicate ecosystem? The one all the offended NIMBYS have built houses, drive ways and septic tanks in (at no benefit to anyone but themselves I might add).

KB1971 5:56 pm 09 Dec 11

Oh my gawd!!!!!! Answer me this, you live out of town on the Williamsdale Road, where do you get all your supplies (food, clothing ect) from? & dont say Queanbeyan because Quangers benifits from this pipeline too. If you hate Canberra so much I hope its Cooma!

Another question, are you opposed to the quarry (where a lot of trucks drive up & down that road & have done for 10 years or more)? It will leave a blight on the landscape when they are finished with it. At least the pipeline will be buried……….

A bit…..sorry……a lot hypocrytical if you ask me.

Waiting For Godot 4:28 pm 09 Dec 11

Oh dear, “destroying the delicate eco-system”. Build 50 pipelines!

shirty_bear 4:18 pm 09 Dec 11

What a painful pile of nonsensical hippie NIMBY dribble.

I need another of my 4-shower quota now … feeling so unclean …

Postalgeek 3:40 pm 09 Dec 11

I’ll trade all the crap that’s been dumped near our property for a pipeline anyday.

chewy14 3:26 pm 09 Dec 11

Ha ha what a dribbler.
A pump station and an underground pipeline.
Yeah, its really going to ruin the delicate ecosystems of Williamsdale road.

Pure NIMBY.

longshanks 2:54 pm 09 Dec 11

Chop71 said :

lol, 3 or 4 showers a day Canberra people. YOW Meany – You stink!!!

Classic NIMBYism – it’s ugly; it’s going to damage the environment; nobody consulted me; it might help others but who cares, there’s no benefit to me; I didn’t know this was going to happen when I bought this house; etc. There’s even the standard misinformed hyperbole – I mean, who actually has time to have 3 or 4 showers a day? Does anyone know anyone who does this?

I also love the line about there being lots of cars and trucks driving past – it’s a road designed for vehicles, vehicles are using the road. Get over it.

shadow boxer 2:43 pm 09 Dec 11

The eco system, looks like introduced poplars and willows to me.

Chop71 2:10 pm 09 Dec 11

lol, 3 or 4 showers a day Canberra people.

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