Stop Coal Mine Bundaberg

Stop Coal Mine Bundaberg

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Vicki Townson started this petition to Australian Government

PLEASE HELP SAVE THE BUNDABERG REGIONS RIVERS AND MARINE LIFE FROM COAL MINING. The Mining Tenement  for a coal mine is ten minutes out of Bundaberg, it is extremely close to the ocean. Bundaberg is on the coast in South East Queensland, it has a population of 96,000. Bundaberg is the salad bowl of Australia. The land to be mined is all beautiful agricultural land. It includes the Kolan, Burnett and Elliott Rivers and the biggest environmental factor being, it meets the ocean. The mining area will be minutes from Moore Park Beach. The State Government has developed a State Development Area to support it. Federal, State, Local Government ( although opposed) and Gladstone Port Corporation have been working together on developing infrastructure plans and meeting environmental legislation requirements for the last four years.

This area includes the planned infrastructure of a wharf 7 KLM out into the ocean,  railway lines,  roads,  etc. This area is situated on the Burnett River. It is opposite the Bundaberg Port at Burnett Heads. Mon Repos is at Burnett Heads, it is known worldwide for being home of the Loggerhead Turtles. Before Covid, Mon Repos, and Lady Musgrave Island attracted International visitors daily and will again. Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave have pristine coral reefs. As the crow flys, they are very close to Bundaberg. Trips to Lady Musgrave Island leave from the Bundaberg Port daily. 

The coal mine impact on marine life and the Agricultural, Fishing and Tourism industries is going to be astronomical. Bundaberg currently has beautiful unpolluted clean air and waterways. Mining will create coal dust and much more that will pollute the air, agricultural crops, river waterways, and the ocean. Marine and wetland ecosystems vital for food for marine life will be impacted. The coal mine will need water, thus the rivers, local dam supplies, and underground bores will suffer. The list of Environmental factors just goes on and on. It's unheard of to have a coal mine so close to the ocean and the biggest agricultural salad bowl of Australia.

Government at all levels are pouring funding into Infrastructure to meet the State Government's environmental legislation ecologically sound requirements.  The Mining Tenement Management firm is moving closer by the day to the coal mine going ahead.

Traditional owners' claim for native title rights unknown to date?  A Queensland State Parliament E-Petition named 'Mine in Avondale ' was tabled by farmers and has closed.  Nearly 5,000 signed.  Objections by the public to protect the environment, especially rivers, marine life,  air, and underground water supplies are now so important. More than ever, your support is needed, please would you consider signing and sharing. 

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