New dams and mining threats to the Kimberley

dams mining threats

Send a message to your MP and show your support for protecting the rivers and coast of the Kimberley. Every message counts and a personalised message is best.

    Dear (your MP will be added automatically here)

    I was concerned to hear in the news recently about new mining and dam threats in the Kimberley. Bulldozing has been taking place in the area around horizontal falls and a new proposal has emerged to dam the Fitzroy River.

    I am a supporter of Kimberley conservation and applaud both the conservation work achieved in the last 8 years and the election commitments made by the new Government to protect the Buccaneer Archipelago and the Fitzroy River.

    The Kimberley coast is one of the last pristine tropical coastlines left on Earth, and the health of the rivers that flow into the coast are crucial to maintaining this valuable natural asset for WA.

    These stories have highlighted the need for strong leadership and bipartisan support for Kimberley conservation to protect the rivers and coast of the Kimberley from these new threats. Please can you tell me what your party will do to protect the Kimberley region?

    Great work has been done in establishing new marine parks to protect nature and encourage sustainable tourism. We now need a Buccaneer Archipelago Marine Park and National Parks and an enforceable Management plan for the Fitzroy River, to ensure the rivers and coast of the Kimberley are protected for the future.

    Yours sincerely

    Here are some tips to help you write your own message:

    • I was concerned to read in the media about a new proposal to dam the Fitzroy River and bulldozing around Horizontal Falls. 
    • There are now new threats of mining near Marine Parks and dams on the Fitzroy River. As my local MP, I'd like to know about your party's plan to protect the Kimberley from these new threats.
    • The Kimberley coast is one of the last pristine tropical coastlines left on Earth, and the health of the rivers that flow into the coast are crucial to maintaining this valuable asset for WA.
    • I am a supporter of Kimberley conservation and welcome the Government’s commitments to protect the Buccaneer Archipelago and the Fitzroy River.

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