Updated: January 31, 2013
Concert for the Kimberley: A concert and march in the heart of Fremantle
Join us in Fremantle on Sunday 24 February 2013 for a free, open-air concert featuring the John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Ball Park Music, special guest Dr Bob Brown, and others.
Where: Fremantle Esplanade, Fremantle, Western Australia (and a march through town).
When: Sunday 24 February, 1.30pm – 6.30pm.
Cost: FREE (but donations to our Protect the Kimberley campaign are welcome).
The Kimberley coast's pristine waters are home to the world’s largest humpback whale nursery, as well as threatened dolphins, sea turtles and dugongs. The region is also a significant Indigenous heritage site, is home to the longest chain of dinosaur footprints on the planet.
But the Kimberley’s James Prices Point is directly threatened by oil and gas giants Woodside, Shell, PetroChina, BP, Mitsubishi and Mitsui, who plan to locate Australia’s biggest industrial development – a giant gas factory – on the precious site.
"This concert and rally is a call to arms for all West Australians to stand up and protect one of our finest national treasures, The Kimberley,” says John Butler. “To think of industrialising this truly special region in order to exploit a resource which is more profitable and practical to process somewhere else seems absolutely ludicrous."
“I’m happy to help in any way," agrees ARIA Award-winner Missy Higgins. "This is such an important issue, about a place very dear to my heart. Australians deserve to know that one our great wilderness’ is in serious danger of being destroyed forever.”
Our Western Australian campaign Coordinator, Peter Robertson, says that “the future of the Kimberley, especially the controversial proposed gas hub, is now a major issue across Australia and will feature strongly in both State and Federal elections.”
Join us in Fremantle and let's stand together to protect this great wild place for good!
If you're keen to be part of the offical crew and help us marshall at the concert, please contact Sarah.
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For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society WA Inc
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi St
West Perth, WA, 6005
Phone: 08 9420 7255