May 24, 2016
An aerial photo shoot of Moreton Resources proposed Kingaroy coal mine site on Sunday has failed to find any evidence to support the company’s recent claims the land is home to pest animals, weeds and erosion.
In March, Moreton announced they were pressing ahead with their Environmental Impact Statement for the project, and hope to have it available for public comment early in 2018.
The Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group (KCCG) recently invited local artists and photographers to capture the landscape of the Goodger and Coolabunia areas covered by Morteton’s MDL 385 mining lease.
The KCCG also hope to receive funding from the South Burnett’s RADF committee to bring famous Australian landscape photographer Steve Parish to the South Burnett.
Mr Parish will pass on tips to enhance the ability of local photographers and artists to tell the story of Moreton’s mining lease in the Goodger/Coolabunia area.
In the event the mine is approved, the KCCG intend to use the photographs and artworks generated by the project to preserve a record of what the area was like before it was turned into a mining pit.
On Sunday, members of the Nanango & Districts Camera Club were the first local photography group to take up the KCCG’s offer.
Camera club members took to the fields – and the skies, using drones – to snap photos of the lease area, which Moreton recently described in a statement to the ASX as containing pest species, abundant weeds and being highly eroded.
The Nanango Camera Club forwarded a sample of the photos taken on Sunday’s photographic shoot to southburnett.com.au to show they found no evidence to support the company’s claims.
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