MINING BILL UPDATE

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IMPORTANT MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED BY YORKE PENINSULA COUNCIL AT

13th FEB 2019 COUNCIL MEETING

CALLING FOR:

RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF  YP’s AGRICULTURE, TOURISM AND COMMUNITIES

INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S MINING BILL

PLEASE HELP US LOBBY COUNCILLORS TO SUPPORT THIS MOTION

At its upcoming Council meeting on 13th February 2019 (commencing at 5.30 pm, Minlaton) Councillor Roger Johns will move an important Motion relevant to the Liberal Government’s Mining Bill.  If passed by Council, it will become a formal YPC Resolution.  The Motion is as follows:  

That Council:

1. Calls on the State Government to;

(a)       Recognise, protect and enhance the productivity and long term economic viability of our district’s agriculture and tourism industries while providing for the social and physical well-being of the community; and

(b)        Ensure that future development does not detract from the “Agriculturally rich and naturally beautiful” character of the district; and

(c)        Otherwise ensure that the special “Agriculturally rich and naturally beautiful” character of the district is preserved for future generations; and       

(d)        Conduct an Independent Review into the land access provisions of the Mining Bill  with an aim to develop legislation that provides strong, long-term protection for our agriculture and tourism as well as the social and physical well-being of Yorke Peninsula communities.

2.         Calls on the Mayor to advise the Premier, Steven Marshall of the Council’s resolutions, with copies to:

            (a)        The Minister for Mining and Energy, the Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan,

            (b)        The Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Hon. Tim Whetstone,

            (c)        The Minister for Tourism, Trade and Investment, the Hon. David Ridgway,

            (d)        The Member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis

and that they be endorsed by his Government.

Why this Motion is important

This motion comes at a critical time in the Mining Bill debate. The Bill is scheduled to come before Parliament again on the 26th February –  a mere two weeks away.  But so far, there is no commitment from the Government to either delay the Bill or significantly change it.

This Motion, if passed by Council, will send a strong message to the Premier and Cabinet from YP’s elected local representatives that our region’s existing industries and special character must be protected and that further examination of the complex issue of land access by resource companies should be established.  

The call for an independent review has the support of Grain Producers SA and, more significantly, the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy.  YPLOG has also given this approach in-principle agreement as potentially our best option at this late stage to gain more time to continue our fight for full legislative protection of what remains of SA’s highly productive agricultural land. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE THIS MOTION IS PASSED BY  COUNCIL

PLEASE

  • BEFORE THE MEETING, EMAIL YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES (details below)  EXPRESSING YOUR STRONG SUPPORT FOR THIS MOTION AND ASKING THEM TO VOTE IN FAVOUR OF IT: AND
  • ATTEND THE COUNCIL MEETING TO LISTEN TO THE MOTION BEING DEBATED.  YOUR PRESENCE WILL HAVE AN IMPACT.
Current elected members
NAME PHONEEMAILWARD
Mayor Darren Braund0422 120 042darren.braund@yorke.sa.gov.au
Cr Richard Carruthers0428 282 824richard.carruthers@yorke.sa.gov.auKalkabury Ward
Cr Roger Johns0428 859 498roger.johns@yorke.sa.gov.auKalkabury Ward
Cr David Langford08 8835 1279david.langford@yorke.sa.gov.auKalkabury Ward
Deputy Mayor Cr Tania Stock0408 290 209tania.stock@yorke.sa.gov.auKalkabury Ward
Cr Jeffrey Cook08 8853 2237jeffrey.cook@yorke.sa.gov.auGum Flat Ward
Cr Naomi Bittner0438 059 240naomi.bittner@yorke.sa.gov.auGum Flat Ward
Cr Leanne O’Brien0409 634 701leanne.obrien@yorke.sa.gov.auGum Flat Ward
Cr Anthony Bennett0417 860 867anthony.bennett@yorke.sa.gov.auInnes Pentonvale Ward
Cr Adam Meyeradam.meyer@yorke.sa.gov.auInnes Pentonvale Ward
Cr Kristin Murdock0400 283 015kristin.murdock@yorke.sa.gov.auInnes Pentonvale Ward
Cr John Rich0400 344 212john.rich@yorke.sa.gov.auInnes Pentonvale Ward

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