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Port Alma in Flood

These photos are of the flooded Fitzroy Delta, Balaclava Island and Port Alma where our Government are intending to allow more coal ports to be built. The Government is insinuating that Port Alma is an existing MAJOR port. The area also includes the northern section of Curtis Island but there are no photos of that area.

As you can see from these photos, even if they were not flooded there is no  way anyone can accurately state that this is an existing major port.

Unfortunately our Governments (both State and Federal) are playing with the  English Language and putting a lot of spin into the information that they  are putting out for the public. I am sure if enough people knew the truth  of what is proposed in a basically untouched area they may not be quite as  complacent as they are. We are not anti-industry or development but believe for the future generations some common sense MUST PREVAIL.

Queensland Country Life Article

http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/news/state/agribusiness/general-news/wandoan-to-fight-mining-decision/2639303.aspx?storypage=2

'The families' application lodged to the Supreme Court alleges the Minister, who is free to set whatever conditions he chooses on the environmental authority, failed to give any independent consideration.... that groundwater make-good agreements must be in place as a prerequisite to any grant of the environmental authority.'

Newcastle Herald Articles

EDITORIAL: Extraction issue has to be investigated: The impact of large-scale, 21st-century-style resource extraction on nearby residents is an issue that governments haven’t addressed.

People can suffer in many ways when extractive operations begin operating near their homes. Noise, dust, fouled water, vibration, bright lights at night and heavy vehicle traffic are the most obvious issues.

 

 

POLL: Mining destroys Hunter property values: Millions of dollars have been wiped off the value of Hunter rural and residential properties adjoining mining projects, with some losing 30per cent of their value over the past five years.

Some property owners, who describe themselves as the mining boom’s ‘‘collateral damage’’, are considering taking legal action to claim compensation for losses incurred to the value of their properties.

‘‘While the government crows about being able to access the royalties for the benefit of taxpayers in NSW, it’s at the cost of those rural land owners who are in that target area,’’ Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association representative Ian Napier said. ‘‘There is no just compensation for those people.’’