- Protect our land and water from mining.
- Honesty and integrity in politics
- Local jobs
- People before profits
- Improved heath and education services.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Lock the Mid North Coast Meeting Macksville

See the Lock the Mid North Coast video

See also 12 min video looking at the risks to health, safety, water quality, and farm income of antimony mining in the Macleay River and Clarence River catchments - with particular emphasis on plans for mining in the environmentally sensitive Nymboida River area by an Australian arm of China Shandong Jinshunda Group Co.

Lock the Mid North Coast met in Macksville. The Senior Citizens Hall was filled by those interested in finding more about current mining operations in the Nambucca and Bellingen Valleys and wanting to prevent the Mid North Coast being devastated by CSG or mineral mining.  We heard that the Bellingen and Nambucca valleys do not have a geology that favours coal seam gas mining. However, we also heard about current mineral exploration licences in our area and how antimony and goldmining are real pollution threats.

Two follow up meetings will now be held, one in Bellingen and one in Nambucca to plan larger meetings in those areas. More information on this blog soon.

Many left at lunchtime but following lunch a unanimous vote was taken authorising Cr Paula Flack to request Nambucca Council to oppose reckless mining practices that have the potential to destroy the beautiful Nambucca Valley.

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