To the Hon. Premier Palaszczuk,
We are appalled that you have allowed the compulsory acquisition of 3568 hectares of agricultural land from Queensland landholders for Adani’s private rail line.
This is more special treatment for Adani!
You have also granted free, unlimited and unregulated access to Queensland’s groundwater and allowed a royalties holiday worth $320 million of Queensland taxpayer money.
The mine will extract up to 12,000 million litres of water every year from Queensland waterways, diverting up to 720 billion litres away from creeks and rivers over the life of the mine. Modelling demonstrates that two springs will be shut down, which would be a massive blow to rural communities that rely on groundwater sources.
In Queensland, water is our most precious resource, both for environmental health and for agricultural use. It supports regional communities and economies and should not be left in the hands of a company that has a demonstrated history of environmental abuse, both here and overseas.
We ask of you Premier Palaszczuk, to protect our land and our water from an untrustworthy company like Adani, and revoke the decision made by the Coordinator General to compulsorily acquire land for Adani.