How would you feel if a gigantic coal terminal, spraying coal dust and digging up the seabed, was about to be built just a few miles south of your home?
That’s the situation for the people of Mackay.
Just 20 or so kilometres south of this central Queensland coastal town lies an enormous coal port, its piers stretching 2 km out to sea with great mounds of coal lying in the open, waiting for the prevailing winds to blow them over the population of Mackay.
The coal port already exists, but a proposed expansion would see capacity increased to 180 million tonnes per annum
Sign the petition against the proposed coal terminal at the Communities Protecting our Region website: http://www.dudgeonpoint.org/no_dudgeon_point_coal_port_petition
- up to 6 new ship births
- a new rail connection from the Goonyella system to Dudgeon Point
- 400 hectares of new coal stockyards 400 rising 20 metres high
- an expansion of the existing Tug Harbour at Half Tide.
The Dudgeon Point Coal Terminals Project is being pursued by Indian mining giant Adani Mining Pty Ltd (Adani Group) and a consortium of other coal companies, with North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) facilitating the development.