Why do scientist think the extinct Northern Gastric Brooding Frog may still be found in the warm waters of Urannah Creek, west of Mackay? If you missed our webinar on this unique creature to our region, the Northern Gastric Brooding Frog, click below.
Another reason we need to band together as a community to #SaveUrannah
Another Adani environmental breach causes pollution to Queensland waterways, says local community group
5 February 2021
Adani’s failure to prepare construction sites on its Carmichael mine rail corridor for wet season flooding has resulted in serious pollution and environmental damage. This pollution has potentially impacted on water quality flowing into wetlands, the coast and, ultimately, the Great Barrier Reef.
Mackay Conservation Group (“MCG”), a local community group, is concerned that Adani’s poor site management and lack of appropriate sediment controls will significantly increase the risk of further environmental damage and breaches in the immediate future.
MCG believes that conditions imposed by the Queensland Coordinator General (QCG) on Adani’s North Galilee Basin Rail Project to protect nearby waterways from contamination may have been breached. The conditions require the development and implementation of erosion and sediment control measures.
Limited places are still available for this exciting presentation from two of Australia's leading frog experts. They will talk about efforts to find the extinct Northern Gastric Brooding Frog and bring the Southern one back from extinction.
You can join us in person at the Mackay Environment Centre, or online via Zoom. (Wed 16 Dec 2020. 5.30pm Qld/6.30pm Daylight Saving)Read more
The dam’s benefits have been overstated and the business case does not take environmental costs into account, economist says
The Urannah dam project near Mackay has been supported by about $15m in federal grants since 2016. New economic analysis has questioned the value of the proposed 1.5 trillion-litre dam.