Media Statements

Media Statement
Inquiry calls for information

Inquiry calls for information

The Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry is encouraging anyone with information that could aid its investigations to contact the Commission by 3 March 2020.

The Commission is conducting an independent investigation into the root causes of structural and stability issues identified with Paradise Dam.

Commissioner and Chairperson, John Byrne, said the inquiry is examining what went wrong, why, and what can be done to prevent the problems from recurring.

 “Anyone who may have relevant information is encouraged to contact the Commission and provide that material, in writing, by 3 March 2020.

“The Commission is underway and it’s important that anyone who feels they could have something of interest is encouraged to make that known so it can be followed up appropriately.

 “For people wishing to give information, make a submission or follow proceedings, the Commission has published procedural guidelines, frequently asked questions and contact information on the Commission website,” he said.

The Commission has released a schedule of hearings, with the first witnesses to give evidence in Bundaberg from 3-6 March 2020.

To facilitate full participation of witnesses and their legal representatives in the inquiry, additional hearings are planned for Brisbane on 9-13 and 16-20 March 2020.

Hearings are open to the public and will also be live streamed.

More details about the hearings and the Inquiry’s terms of reference are available on the Commission’s website.

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Media contact: Jo Clark 0417 133 791  / E.