Res­i­dents fired up over coal mine

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

RES­I­DENTS to be most af­fected by the pro­posed Kin­garoy coal mine have for­mally de­clared their com­mit­ment to re­main a coal-free com­mu­nity.

In a cer­e­mony at Taabinga Vil­lage near the mine site, about 50 peo­ple gath­ered as the pe­ti­tion signed by lo­cal res­i­dents was pre­sented to Coun­cil­lor Danita Pot­ter, who was on hand to rep­re­sent the South Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil.

Taabinga Vil­lage, the his­tor­i­cal site of Kin­garoy’s be­gin­nings, was cho­sen as the venue as it has 45 homes and is just one kilo­me­tre from the pro­posed mine.

It is ex­pected to be one of the most im­pacted res­i­den­tial ar­eas and may have a fu­ture that is sim­i­lar to the town of Acland due to its sim­i­lar prox­im­ity to a coal mine.

Kin­garoy Con­cerned Cit­i­zens Group (KCCG) is one of many Queens­land com­mu­nity groups us­ing for­mal sur­veys and pe­ti­tions to de­ter­mine if sup­port ex­ists for min­ing projects, and it came as no sur­prise to event or­gan­iser Mar­i­lyn Stephens that 100% of those sur­vey ex­pressed their dis­ap­proval for this mine.

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