Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Corridor to Coast - battling for the Galilee Basin

From the Galilee Basin Alliance:

John Burnett and other landholders found that railway routes were being designed to cross their land to take coal from the Galilee Basin to ports on the coast. They formed the Corridor to Coast group which endeavoured to get involved in the process to have some input based on local knowledge and a desire to achieve long term benefits for the State of Qld that would not only provide minimum impact for the local.

GBA note Corridor to Coast successfully worked with the The Mackay Conservation Group during their lobbying. Hear  John Burnett, at the 17th minute of the Property Rights Australia speech, link below.

About John Burnett
A member of another of Queensland’s bush dynasties, John Burnett, 60, has been at the forefront of the campaign against the loss of agricultural land to mining. His cattle station “Frankfield’’ – one of six prime grazing properties owned by the Burnett Group – will feel the impact of rail corridors transporting coal from mega-mines proposed in the in the Galilee Basin by Indian resources giants Adani and GVK, as well as Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal. Sons Doug and Steve both manage properties. The family last year celebrated a 100-year connection to the base property – Bendemeer north of Clermont.

Harriet Jane Neville-Rolfe: Chinaman's garden, Frankfield 
1884 watercolour over pencil on wove paper on cardboard 15.3 x 22.8 cm
Gift of the artist's son in her memory 1964, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

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