Stop Coal Mine Bundaberg

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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 River, 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. The Queensland State Government, Local Government, and Gladstone Port Corporation have been working 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. It attracts International visitors daily. Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island have pristine coral reefs. As the crow flys, they are very close. Trips to Lady Musgrave Island leave from the Bundaberg Port daily, the reef is popular with international tourists. 

The coal mine impact on marine life 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, 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.

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

We are looking into the Traditional owners' claim for native title rights.  A Queensland State Parliament E-Petition named 'Mine in Avondale ' was tabled by farmers and closed months ago.  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.