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TURNING THE INNER DOWNS INTO ONE BIG QUARRY? NO WAY HOZAY!. A viable coal project has to tick every box. Market for the end product  Size and quality of the resource  Existing or potential infrastructure + inputs ?? Environmental impacts XX

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TURNING THE INNER DOWNS

INTO ONE BIG QUARRY?

NO WAY HOZAY!

a viable coal project has to tick every box
A viable coal project has to tick every box
  • Market for the end product 
  • Size and quality of the resource 
  • Existing or potential infrastructure + inputs ??
  • Environmental impacts XX
  • Availability of enough space XX
  • Community acceptance XXXX
  • License to operate ?????
getting a license to establish a large mining project in qld
Getting a License to Establish a Large Mining Project in Qld
  • Strategic Cropping Land Act (2011)
  • Environmental Impact Study (EIS) including an Impact Mitigation Strategy
  • Environmental Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999)
  • Social and political acceptability
key aspects of strategic cropping land
Key aspects of Strategic Cropping Land
  • A story of capitulation & excessive compromise
  • Meant to protect the of best cropping land from permanent alienation (see Google maps)
  • Trigger maps and zones (Eastern Darling Downs)
  • Criteria (1.slope, 2.rockiness, 3.micro-relief, 4.soil depth, 5.drainage, 6.soil pH, 7.chloride content, 8.water storage) X delicate tipping points
  • Validation – by an independent 3rd party at cost
achievements of friends of felton
Achievements of Friends of Felton
  • Four years of opposition; >100 members; money in the bank; dynamic web site; linkages to other action groups; media savvy; 100% committed to victory
  • We have revealed the EIS assessment process as a biased and deficient tool of development
  • Got the agro-political industry to join our protest against the manner in which mining is entering and desecrating rural Qld
  • Kept Ambre Energy looking out of place
why not coal mining right here
Why not coal mining RIGHT HERE?
  • Too many people would be adversely affected without any prospect of compensation – this is a natural consequence of mine-related externalities and settlement density on the Inner Darling Downs
  • This is a beautiful & productive place that a lot of people have chosen to call home. It is not available to large scale miners
what you can do
What you can do………………
  • Unless you want to see the Inner Darling Downs turned into another Hunter Valley, don’t agree to any exploration on your land – FOF has produced guidelines to assist your decision making.
  • Join up! The only way we are going to win this fight is through clear demonstration of our opposition. If we lead, the politicians will have to follow………
  • Persevere until the job is done!