Winton, Qld

To: "Brian & Meg" <>
Subject: Winton, Qld
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2018 08:17:48 +1000
Any idea why they did that, other than "the bulldozer was just sitting
there costing ratepayers money"?  Presumably the rushes will contribute to
preserving the climate by being set alight.

Martin Butterfield

On 6 August 2018 at 18:26, Brian & Meg <> wrote:

> For those who know the ‘old’ Winton W.T.Ponds in central-western Qld, you
> will be disappointed to hear that today, council workmen moved in and began
> using a bulldozer to remove the majority of the bullrushes around some of
> the ponds. We were there yesterday and it was alive with birds. This
> afternoon, it was a sad-looking place with the bullrushes piled up along
> the walls and mud everywhere. Obviously, this debris will need to be
> removed, probably tomorrow. Many of the birds had already moved out but we
> did manage to see a few of the crakes and grassbirds that were struggling
> to find somewhere to shelter.
> Brian Johnson
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