Updated: October 11, 2010
TV ad opposing Kimberley industrial site
The Wilderness Society has combined with Traditional Owners and the local Kimberley community to produce a powerful 30 second TV ad.
Filmed onsite and featuring Indigenous Traditional Owner Neil McKenzie, the 30 second ad is designed to encourage action and will be crucial in combating Government and industry ‘spin’ that presents the proposed development as a done deal.
The Kimberley oil spill and Ferguson's timebomb
Despite the grim warning of the recent Kimberley oil spill, the West Australian government, some members of the Federal Government (e.g. Resources Minister Martin Ferguson) and Woodside Petroleum want to build a huge, polluting ‘Kimberley gas hub’ at James Price Point on the Kimberley coast, 50km north of Broome. This industrial site, which would process gas from the offshore Browse Basin, is a timebomb being pushed through with unseemly haste, even though there are other places – like the Pilbara region - which already have established industrial infrastructure.
Environmental Impacts and the alternatives
If the gas hub goes ahead on the Kimberley coast, the environmental impact will be devastating. There are many reasons why the LNG development should not go on the Kimberley coast. A large and growing number of Traditional Owners, people in the local community, our members and supporters, and Australians all over, don’t want this to happen to the Kimberley.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Kimberley could have a bright future with many more sustainable jobs - including Indigenous jobs - in tourism, well managed fisheries and land management.
Our Thanks to the Traditional Owners of James Price Point, in particular Senior Lawman Joseph Roe and Neil McKenzie, to the locals who turned out in numbers for the filming, our good friends at Environs Kimberley and Save The Kimberley and our amazing cameramen and editors Mark Jones, Paul Bell and John Totterdell. All of you gave your skills and time freely and in a fantastic spirit of cooperation,
Thank you all on behalf of the Wilderness Society.
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