Tag Archives: Kimberley environment development conservation

Is this a folk song for our children?

The forces of Federal Government, the WA State Government, some Local Government development cheerleaders and huge industrial concerns are pressing for the imposition of a Pilbara style industrialisation of the Kimberley on it’s people and environment. What you do about this in coming months will define you and your values.

Many pollies seek a little "Broome time"

If you’re wondering what’s going on with all these politicians whizzing in and out of Broome, then you are not alone. Colin Barnett, Brendon Grylls and now Martin Ferguson. Their mission: To sell to Broome a Pilbara class industrial precinct. Their combined knowledge of the Kimberley matches their combined stay time in Broome, which amounts […]

Low crude prices threaten Woodside's plans

LOW crude oil prices are likely to sap oil and gas company profits this year, casting a shadow over the viability of large-scale projects earmarked to drive growth. While this tough environment will challenge the industry, two broking houses say this year could be especially difficult for the country’s second-biggest oil producer, Woodside Petroleum.

Inpex puts seal on LNG Darwin hub

Japanese oil giant Inpex has launched front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on a Darwin base for its $25 billion Ichthys liquefied natural gas project, to all but shut the door on a return to WA. The decision to award the FEED contract to a consortium of JGC Corp, KBR and Chiyoda Corp comes six […]

Garrett warns WA on processing hub

The following revisits an important report from The Australian Financial Review last December. FEDERAL Environment Minister Peter Garrett has warned West Australian Premier Colin Barnett that he risks delays to major projects if he ignores cooperative procedures for selecting a site for a mining processing hub in the Kimberley region and compulsorily acquires a site […]

Gas hub opposition 'arrogant': Tuckey

THE FEDERAL MEMBER for O’Connor, Wilson Tuckey, has branded environmentalists as “arrogant” for opposing the Kimberley gas hub and the millions of dollars it would generate in payroll tax. Organisations such as Save the Kimberley and the Conservation Council of Western Australia have pledged to prevent any industrial development on the Kimberley coast, saying it […]