Infrastructure company The Mitchell Group plans for a new coal port at Hay Point, this one using untested barging technologies in the Great Barrier Reef.
Last month the 7.30 Report visited Mackay, speaking with concerned locals including myself and Betty Hobbs from Mackay Conservation Group. Click on the link below to watch the story:
The local community at Hay Point is very concerned about the proposal, with over 120 people attending a meeting at Louisa Creek about it on 30 July.
If you're interested in getting involved in the community campaign contact Ellen at ellen[at]mackayconservationgroup.org.au.