Friday, April 24, 2009

The Law custodian of Prices Point refuses to sign gas deal

The law custodian of Prices Point will not sign the gas hub access deal.
Goolarabooloo elder Joseph Roe voted against the development at last week's meeting.
He says he has widespread support for his fight to stop the project.
"At the end of the day, my job is to protect what I've been handed down from generation to generation, that's Bugarigaara, or Dreamtime," he said.
"I have to stand up as a law boss and protect it and keep it behind me.
"I'll make sure no-one comes down and destroys that."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Traditional owners say "Yes"

Today Traditional land owners voted to accept the establishment of an LNG precinct at James Price Point.
Premier Colin Barnett said the landmark agreement, involving the Kimberley Land Council and Woodside, provided comprehensive native title and cultural heritage agreements and land tenure arrangements.
The precinct, 60km north of Broome, will occupy about 1000ha but with accommodation, ancillary services and a land and sea buffer, the total area could be up to 3500ha.
The site will be subjected to an environmental assessment before development proceeds.
Woodside can begin construction by mid to late 2011.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Heritage Concert

WHAT A CONCERT! With 4,500 through the gate, it had a wonderful feeling of community, with families and friends reclining on the grass together in true Broome style.