Join these upcoming events organised by Mackay Conservation Group
Join us to gather in calling on the Queensland Government to completely reject the Clive Palmer-owned Central Queensland Coal Project.
The proposed Central Queensland Coal Project would be built just 10km from The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Scientists, environmentalists and nearby residents are concerned the project will cause irreparable damage to surrounding ecosystems and wildlife including Queensland's largest fish habitat, dugongs, turtles, dolphins, koalas, gliders, rare birdlife and the Great Barrier Reef itself. The proposal shows open-cut coal mines straddling both sides of the Bruce Highway near Ogmore and the Styx River.
The Independent Expert Scientific Committee which reviewed the proposal had “major concerns” of “very significant” risks.
We will gather at Bluewater Quay to voice community concerns about the project, and then walk along the Forgan Bridge to display our messages of concern to the public, and raise awareness.
Please bring a banner or sign if you can.
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
*UPDATE: Due to more RSVP's than expected and lack of space to safely social distance in front of the office of Mackay MP Julieanne Gilbert, Mackay Conservation Group will privately deliver a letter to Ms Gilbert's office the day before, and we will start the rally at Bluewater Quay at 9am on Thursday.
Come Learn All About Urannah At Our Info Day
An informative day where we talk about all the reasons we are working to protect this vital river system for generations to come, as well as the Mackay Conservation Groups plans to ensure its protection. If there is any specific about Urannah or the campaign that you would like to learn about please let us know and we will be sure to make sure it's included!
Don't worry if you cannot attend in person you can still be involved. The event will also be available via Zoom for those who can't make it into the Environment Centre. If you plan to attend via Zoom please make sure you RSVP using this link so that you get the Zoom links sent to you prior: https://www.mackayconservationgroup.org.au/urannah_info_day_on_zoom
More information will be coming out in the coming weeks.