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Rally to stop the Hillside Mine & save Yorke Peninsula

4 November 2013 8,243 views No Comment

There’s a Public Rally in Adelaide at Parliament House on Thursday 7th November at midday to give South Australian’s the opportunity to show their opposition to the proposed Rex Minerals Hillside Mine on the Yorke Peninsula.

The proposed mine on the Yorke Peninsula will be one of Australia’s largest open cut mines – the entire Olympic Dam mine would fit within it! Not only is it going to be right on the coast of the pristine St Vincent’s Gulf, but it is also going to be located within five kilometres of four local holiday towns, Ardrossan, Pine Point, Black Point and James Wells. It will have a huge environmental impact on the local beaches, the ocean and local landscape.

South Australians must act before November 8th 2013 to stop Rex Minerals mining the Yorke Peninsula, to protect the local environment and community.

So what can you do?

  1. Sign the petition and get your friends & family to do the same at www.SaveYP.com.au
  2. Attend the Public Rally at Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide on Thursday 7th November at midday
  3. Use this letter template to write to Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy at minister.koutsantonis@sa.gov.au
  4. Like the page https://www.facebook.com/yplandowners to keep up to date
  5. Tell everyone you can to get involved

Save Yorke PeninsulaThe mine will decimate a large parcel of prime wheat and barley farmland, some of the best in Australia. Many of the farmers do not want to sell or move but may be forced off their land. Some families have been working the same land since the 1800s and want to continue farming the area for generations to come. Rex Minerals is also looking to expand to mine 50 other potential sites across the Yorke Peninsula. The area would be lost to farming and tourism forever.

Despite the enormous number of South Australians who love holidaying on the Yorke Peninsula there has been virtually no media coverage. This area would be ruined for future generations all for the sake of a mine that would last only 10 to 15 years.

If you love the Yorke Peninsula get involved and let our government know that we do not want this sort of destructive mining in some of our best farmland and one of the State’s favourite tourist destinations.

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