Kimberley under threat – please join us!

The Kimberley region in northern Western Australia is a globally significant natural and cultural landscape, home to rare and endangered wildlife and flora. It houses a marine wonderland of unique beauty and epic diversity.

Photo: Tegan Mossop

Walmadan Tropical Reef
Photo: Tegan Mossop

 

The region has been compared to places like the Amazon, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Antarctic, in terms of majesty and scale of pristine, and healthy functioning, natural landscapes.

Photo: Tegan Mossop

Morning Glory
Photo: Tegan Mossop

But the Kimberley is under threat with plans to build the world’s largest oil and gas plant, and a deep sea port, on the Kimberley coast, between Quondong and Walmadan (James Price Point). This location is just 50km north of the tourist town of Broome, and is part of a very important Song Cycle and the Lurujarri Heritage Trail. It is also home to threatened turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, dugongs and bilbies. Not only would this proposed development destroy this culturally and environmentally significant area, but it would also open the entire Kimberley up for industrialisation and exploitation.

If this happened we would lose one of the world’s last wild and un-industrialised areas.

Right now, the Broome community needs your help. A camp has been set up at Walmadan on Manari Road acting as a blockade to the sacred dune system. Local Indigenous mob, community members and supporters from all over the world have gathered here to work together to save Walmadan (James Price Point) and the whole Kimberley. Oil and Gas Giant, Woodside, are already responsible for driving carelessly over burial sites and middens in this dune system. Their next phase of exploratory work involves clearing, destroying, digging up and drilling into these burial sites, middens, endangered monsoonal vine thicket areas, and a sacred Song Cycle. You are urged to come and join the struggle to protect this beautiful and special part of Australia.

It is the perfect place to learn about Aboriginal culture and support those taking direct action to stop the proposed gas hub. During some months of the year there may be opportunities to volunteer in turtle research and other wildlife surveys.

Please spread the message to friends and family: Camp Walmadan is open for the 2013 dry season in the spectacular Kimberley! We need your help.

Photo: Tegan Mossop

Camp Walmadan Rainbow
Photo: Tegan Mossop

Contact us – kimberleydirectaction@gmail.com

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About Kimberley Direct Action

Concerned citizens committed to protecting the Kimberley.
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6 Responses to Kimberley under threat – please join us!

  1. Barbara says:

    Keep up the good work, we must try to keep the Kimberley and its coastline free of heavy industry.
    No matter how hard they try, there will be accidents.
    If humanity, us, we can reduce our consumption, these developments will not be necessary. Reduce, reuse and recycle.

  2. Marie says:

    I have been to this sacred land and if I were on your soil you would have to fight to keep me away. I am currently living in Vancouver, Canada and I just feel so powerless. I want to be there helping you all save this land from the criminals of Woodside. I will be looking further into how I can help from here. All my love, support and best thoughts. You can do it! You can save your land, I believe in all of you!

  3. LadyD says:

    Well done Kimberley Direct Action and EVERYONE INVOLVED AGAINST THE GAS HUB. Keep up the brilliant work. Being a once or twice a year visitor, from Victoria, every since my family and l, had a holiday in Broome in 2006. We can’t get enough of the place and it’s surrounding area. It’s now the ONLY place we take our holidays. It’s so peaceful, friendly, untouched, uniquely Australian and the most beautiful views that have to be seen to believe. It breaks our hearts to read what Woodside Petroleum plan to to there. Especially the sneaky tackics that we witnessed for ourselves on our last trip in Broome February 2011. That is why, instead of only telling a hand full of people, why we’ve had such a fantastic, holiday break and where our secret getway is, we are telling EVERYONE about this Australian national tresure. We urge people to go see this natural wonder for themself. Only then will you understand WHY people are so PASSIONATE about THE KIMBERELY.

  4. CAN I JUST SAY THAT YOU ARE ALL HEROES!!!! AND I LOVE YOU!!!! WILL THAT BE GOOD ENOUGH TO LET YOU KNOW HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE. I HOPE SO BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY, I’M SO TOUCHED BY THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN AND EFFORT TO STOP THOSE FUCKERS. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN MAKING THIS WORLD A GREATER PLEACE. YOU’RE ALL HEROES DID I TELL YOU THAT YET? Muawww… oxoxoxx
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