Public Meeting: Come and Listen to Council Candidates responses to your questions.
Reminder call to action.
KAFDA is collecting community’s questions and will attempt to get answers from the standing candidates for the Rockhampton Regional Council elections on where they stand with the proposed developments at the mouth of the Fitzroy River and Keppel bay (all candidates have been invited to the public meeting).
DATE and TIME: Tuesday 24 April – 6.30pm
LOCATION: Bauhinia House (Hall)
Crn Berserker and High Streets, North Rockhampton
CALL TO ACTION
- Join us to hear about the information presented to council and the responses to the community’s questions from the candidates. Hopefully this will help you make your decision on voting day. It is imperative that we let our local representatives know how many of our community are concerned about this issue, so please make the effort to attend this meeting – as usual – numbers do matter.
2. Please go to our web site or Facebook site to post your questions or vote for ones already posted. www.protectkeppelbay.org
Alternatively you can email your questions directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCKHAMPTON REGIONAL COUNCIL PRESENTATION
On April 5 KAFDA presented to the Rockhampton Regional Council at a Special Meeting.
The Xstrata and FTP representatives had initially indicated that they would present at the meeting also but at the last minute declined to attend.
KAFDA did a comprehensive presentation and after lengthy debate on both the topic and procedural issues, the councillors unanimously voted for the following resolution:
1. That the deputation from Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance be ‘received’.
2. That we note the extensive community views and research that has been presented to us and further we provide copies of the documents distributed to Councillors.
3. That in order to protect the environmental, social, economic and cultural values of Keppel Bay for current and future generations the Rockhampton Regional Council actively participate in the public consultation phase of the Environmental Impact process relative to the establishment of potential coal terminals within the vicinity of Keppel Bay and undertake an independent public consultation and research as the basis to inform a Council submission to the Environmental Impact process.
4. That Council notes the extreme concern that has been raised by KAFDA in relation to its supporters views on the adverse impact of Coal Port Developments in the Fitzroy Delta.
5. That Council advise the State and Federal Government accordingly
The councillors were not willing to take any stronger stance due to being in caretaker mode and left the burden of responsibility on the shoulders of the new councillors after the election.
Consequently, KAFDA feels it is important to afford all the candidates the opportunity to be briefed and to speak to the community regarding their position on the issue.
We have organised to collect the community’s questions and consolidate them into 5 key questions that we will present to the candidates on the night. Each candidate choosing to attend and speak will be given a brief time to answer the questions and state their position. The public will then be given an opportunity to anonymously indicate their preferred candidates and provide further questions or concerns that may be addressed by the candidates following the meeting.
Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance working to
PROTECT KEPPEL BAY
Please join us to help Protect Keppel Bay
Phone: 07 3103 3115