Barnett names preferred LNG site

Premier Colin Barnett has named North Head, north of Broome, as his preferred site for a gas processing precinct to serve the Browse Basin gas fields, located off the Kimberley coast.


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I'm glad they've made a decision. I hope they do the one site properly with one good access road with services contained in the one area. I'm not convinced the Gov/Bus. will, but I hope they honor the princeable of one site in the future. I've been fortunate to have been to the Kimberlys a few times & it's stunning!

While it's one of the four sites that have been narrowed down by the NDT process, the fact that the marine environment is highly sensitive should make it unacceptable. The kimberley coast, along with the Antartic, is the least human impact marine environment left on Earth. Woodside isn't even saying they'll go there - that piping south is an option. So why wasn't that explored as an option in the NDT process - their terms of reference didn't even look outside the Kimberley to see if it was viable. Another Burrup in the Kimberley? No thanks!

Please DO NOT go 125 km north of Broome, the Cape Leveque area is unique and home of the indigineous, it is the most spectacular country. Try Willy Creek or Karratha, but not in the beautiful wilderness. The whale nursing grounds will not survive. Colin, go there and see it for yourself, then you will know to leave it alone.

Please advise EXACTLY where North Head is on the Kimberley coast as I am unable to find it on any map that I have been able to obtain. **Editor's note** You can find the location of North Head from the links below

Let’s get real about the area. It is desolate, hot, dusty, scrubby, and unpleasant. There is a reason why no-one lives there, and that is because no-one is that stupid. Its saving grace is that the Kimberley is enormous in size. So one development like this will mean that millions of square kilometres will remain pristine and untouched. Some of the people crying about saving this pristine environment should actually go there. Preferably by foot so you see the reality of the country. After you have walked through the heat and the dust and the flies from Broome to North Head, or swum across from Derby fighting the sharks and crocodiles, then you’ll be better qualified to talk about it. In the meantime, get real about the area. Did I mention that it is unpleasant?

Mercedes Cove
Oh My God, Mr Barnett What are you doing? North Head??? Have you ever been to the Kimberley’s? Have you ever spent a week or so, strolling any of the deserted beaches in that far NW area? Seen the mother humpbacks and her babies breeching in the morning sunrise? Seeing (what I love to think is the same) huge turtles every time that you go fishing? How about raising your children up here, and lived with the country, like myself & my family? No…. You haven’t You are going to take away so much more than land from our people. This place is our identity, our livelihoods’, and the future for our children, and their children. All for money & greed. How about tourism, solar power, wind power? Other environmentally safe power options. Go back to your desk, push your pens and papers, and my family and I will go on with our little lives, and watch you destroy what means the world to us. You will be sorry, once you destroy it, it cannot be given back And I will be sorry too, so sorry

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