I am truly astounded. THIS is happening ON peoples Land. They Produce FOOD, raise Cattle, grow grains, vegies, preserving Waterways as they rely on them, THEY LIVE THERE, and this Mining proposal will destroy the lot. The State Governance is behaving questionably over Mining Applications currently, Qld has coal Miners being diagnosed with Black Lung,… Read More Kingaroy water supply could be contaminated with arsenic by Moreton Resources proposed coal mine.
On the weekend there were a group of people who traveled from Brisbane to Kingaroy to learn more about the region and what would be lost if Moreton Resources proposed open cut coal mine was to be developed. The group visited a variety of tourist hotspots including Bethany, Kingsley Grove Winery, Cranes Winery, Kingaroy Observatory,… Read More What a rich region Kingaroy is!
Kingaroy residents concerned about the health impacts from a proposed coal mine near their town are demanding the Queensland Government buys back the exploration permit from the company proposing the mine. Moreton Resources (previously known as Cougar energy) is proposing to begin development of the open cut coal mine in 2017 just 4 kilometres south… Read More Kingaroy Asks for Coal Permit “Buy-Back”
A grassroots tour focused on the impacts that the proposed coal mine will have on the Kingaroy community will be occurring on the 1st and 2nd October. “This will be an opportunity to come and learn for yourself“, says Cassie McMahon. It will be an opportunity to meet the people who live, work and play… Read More Bridging the Divide – Kingaroy tour
“In conclusion Moreton’s project plans $11 billion in sales and prima facie this may look attractive until one looks at Kammen’s estimate of the cost of damage including that to health, property and income of residents in the South Burnett. Ill health may take years to develop, but in just a few years it is… Read More Consequences of proposed open-cut coal mining in the vicinity of Kingaroy
On the evening of the Census, people who live in the South Burnett camped out at Acland, a thriving town before open cut coal mining came to town. Cassie McMahon, a resident from Nanango organised the event and said it was a success. 50 people participated in the camp out, listened to stories of the… Read More Census at Acland
Latest update about the Coopers Gap wind farm project and the presentation from their June meeting in Bell. Questions and answers relating to the project and its requirements. The presentation from the meeting is available here: (pdf) Meeting Presentation June 2016 The path of community infrastructure designation for the Coopers Gap Wind Farm (CGW),… Read More Coopers Gap Wind Farm update
The South Burnett Home Produce Share exists so that people from the community can bring surplus produce from home and share it with others. They are not about money or “winning” at a swap, there are lots of places to sell produce in the region. They are about sharing and community. They aim for slow,… Read More South Burnett Home Produce Share
The Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group (KCCG) and the Knitting Nannas Sth Burnett manned the station at Stuart River rest stop from early morning until around 2pm Saturday 25th June. From L-R Marilyn Stephens, Rosemary Pratt, Bob Stephens, Arana Wright, Annette Maybon-Hutchins & James Barclay after a busy day collecting signatures for the Lock The… Read More Water 4 Life – Sth Burnett campaign
What is a ‘controlled action’? ‘Actions’ are defined to include such things as a project, a development, an undertaking, an activity, or an alteration to one of these things. actions likely to have a significant impact on a ‘matter of national environmental significance’; actions likely to have a significant impact on the environment of Commonwealth… Read More Moreton Resources now declared a ‘controlled action’