Category Archive: Cape York

Risky Wongai coal project – Bounty Mining deal leads to community concern

Questions continue to be raised regarding the viability of a proposed coal mine involving the Kalpowar Land Trust, Aust-Pac Capital Pty Ltd and new joint venture participant Bounty Mining. The profile of yet another Queensland coal mining project is likely to increase as the small, specialist mining company Bounty Mining has made a deal which …

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Plans for Cape York

By Cape York Planning Andrew Picone, ACF Northern Australia Program Officer. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney wants to ‘normalise the economy of Cape York Peninsula’. To this end he has approved a massive new bauxite mine, rolled back laws that prevent broad acre clearing and will remove the Wild River declarations of four of the Cape’s …

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Wongai – FNQ’s Franklin River?

By Brynn Mathews   The proposed Wongai coal mine on the shores of Princess Charlotte Bay on Cape York (about 150 kilometres northwest of Cooktown), presents a series of conflicting issues for environmental activists.  The proposed mine is located on freehold Aboriginal land owned by the Kalpowar Land Trust, the Traditional Owners for this country, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/20/wongai-fnqs-franklin-river/

I Love Cape York Peninsula

By Andrew Picone Northern Australia Program Officer, Australian Conservation Foundation   We all have places we love and I love the Cape. This huge north-jutting peninsula, once a land bridge to New Guinea, has many unique and wonderful attributes that make it a place like no other. My own journey with the region began in …

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