Strike Energy pulls out of Lignite Project near Kingston SE

Strike Energy hands back its licence to the State Government,

5th April 2015. Radio Adelaide

After ten years of research into the possibilities of mining lignite in the South East, Strike Energy has handed back the licence to the State Government and gone elsewhere. After eight years of protests re lignite mine and associated activities, campaigners and residents have cause to celebrate. Campaigner Anne Daw called into the studio to speak with Barometer’s Sue Reece and let us know all the updates.

Listen to this interview here;

Find out more about Sherlock Minerals here

3 replies
  1. LC Updates
    LC Updates says:

    great news that Strike Energy have pulled out of Kingston project. listen to interview on Radio Adelaide with Anne Daw from 5th april.
    there is still a concern with Sherlock Minerals having large areas under exploration licence looking for copper, gold, lead, zinc and silver. see the map published on this website for more information

  2. Debbie Nulty
    Debbie Nulty says:

    The possibility of mining lignite in the South East of South Australia has been stopped before due to the potential of contamination of our precious water resources; This licence should never have been reissued to another mining company and the possibility of this selfish act being replicated must be legislated to protect our prime agricultural land in this region and it must never be allowed happen again.
    as I believe this is a huge threat to the existence of this region,

    The Limestone Coast and our world renowned industries who rely on this water resource are being threatened.. This scenario is simply not negotiable and allowing an industrial industry to set up inside and beside a food producing region is unthinkable. Other industries must work within a zoned industrial area, NOT near our homes, our communities and our food producing regions.

    The Limestone Coast is a food producing region having a reputation of premium food and wine from a clean environment. We have farming communities relying on these water resources for their wellbeing and prosperity, our world renowned industries in the region are supported by these water resources and the reputation of a clean environment.

    I believe, our export markets are under threat by these industries, if even one contamination is found in our food chain products exported overseas, this will be a national disaster to these industries and Australia’s export markets. it is about time some common sense was introduced, instead of thinking of
    the profits to overseas shareholders and the greed of a certain few.

    Australia, with the increasing populations abroad and the potential increase required by 70% of food production by 2050, WHY would Australia not want to be in the PRIME POSITION to be able to help provide food for Australia and abroad,

    We haven’t even taken into consideration the impact on agricultural landowners, their health, their livestock, their investments, the impact of them being able to service their debts to the bank on their borrowings. Their ability to efficiently farm and produce food for Australia and abroad. Their right to be protected by law of trespass and potential contamination of their water and food resources which may affect their health and that of their families,

    I believe that if any other person or persons knowingly or unknowingly contaminated the food or water resource of another person or persons water or food resources in Australia, there would be immediate legal implications, and as I understand, farmers have to work under stringent regulations with regard to this and so should other industries.

    Just because there is very limited documentation or testing done by these industries,prior to commencement of these activities this does not mean it is NOT happening.

    We must protect our water resources and our prime agricultural land and climate change must be addressed, as we have no other place to go when this one has been destroyed.


  3. Debbie nulty
    Debbie nulty says:

    Yes and we are still hard at. Thank you to Anne Daw for her outstanding commitment to this cause and her backstop, her wonderful husband Gill. I would also like to extend a thank you to my husband Bruce, who has been a support to me as well. There is a great need for everyone to work continue to work together to protect our food and water security our environment and rural communities and our valuable export markets that are potentially at risk due to the threats to our biosecurity measures, our food safety and integrity and traceability systems which underpin Australia’s world renowned export market success. Farmers signing the LPA NVD declaration are potentially liable for any contamination problems after signing the declaration and yet they do not have the right to say no to entry to land without fighting it out in court. How Australian is that.?


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