LETTER: Action needed now on mining exploration application

Unbelievable! So you thought you would retire to a green seaside paradise or you thought that working in such a lovely area as the Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Laurieton, Bonny Hills, Kings Creek area would be right for you and your kids. Wrong!

If this open cut strip mining proposal (reported in the Camden Haven Courier on 8 May 2017) goes ahead for cobalt (dreadfully poisonous) and other metals using toxic acid leaching chemicals to ruin the water table and the atmosphere. Not to mention the ameniety of the area, the noise, the trucks and dozers, the dust, the rippin g apart of our beautiful forests and the ruination of your lifestyle.

The proposed mining area even encompasses the Cowarra Dam, the source of most of our drinking water and incredibly a large swathe of surburban Port Macquarie, Thrumster and Lake Innes.

So far there has been a deafening silence from all of our politicians, including the local member Mrs Leslie Williams whose government is responsible for mining activity in this area. I wonder too what our Port Macquarie-Hasting Councillors think about all of this. Not a peep yet!

Are you happy with this state of affairs. I certainly am not. How about reminding Mrs Williams just who you are, where you live and what your thoughts are about turning the mid-north coast into another mining precinct (like the almost totally ruined Hunter Valley). Mrs Williams can be contacted at:

Mrs Leslie Williams, MP

Suite 6

27 Grant Street

PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444

Phone: (02) 6584 0977

email: portmacquarie@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Council can be reached at:

Phone: (02) 6581 8111

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

If emailing Mrs Williams (or indeed the local Federal Member or Council) ensure that you include your full name and address otherwise they may not reply to you.

Grahame Smith

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