The free open-air Concert for the Kimberley will be held at 1.30pm at the Fremantle Esplanade on February 24 and will feature a protest march through the town.
“This concert and rally is a call to arms for all West Australians to stand up and protect one of our finest national treasures, The Kimberley,” said John Butler. “To think of industrialising this truly special region in order to exploit a resource which is more profitable and practical to process somewhere else seems absolutely ludicrous.“
“I’m happy to help in any way. This is such an important issue, about a place very dear to my heart. Australians deserve to know that one our great wilderness’ is in serious danger of being destroyed forever”
Wilderness Society WA Coordinator Peter Robertson said the Society was delighted to be working with Missy and John to defend the Kimberley.
“The future of the Kimberley, especially the controversial proposed gas hub, is now a major issue across Australia and will feature strongly in both State and Federal elections,” said Mr Robertson.
The spectacular wilderness of the Kimberley’s James Prices Point is under threat by oil and gas giants Woodside, Shell, BHP Billiton, BP, Mitsubishi and Mitsui who plan to build Australia’s biggest industrial development, a needless destruction of something too precious to lose forever.
The Kimberley coast is classed in the top 4% of the least untouched marine environments in the world alongside the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. Its pristine waters are home to the world’s largest humpback whale nursery, and threatened dolphins, sea turtles and dugongs. The region is also a significant Indigenous heritage site, is home to the longest chain of dinosaur footprints on the planet, and has known populations of endangered bilby.
Concert for the Kimberley
Where Fremantle Esplanade, Fremantle WA
When Sunday February 24th 1.30pm – 6.30pm
How much FREE (donations welcome for the Protect the Kimberley campaign)
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