IMPORTANT MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED BY YORKE PENINSULA COUNCIL AT
13th FEB 2019 COUNCIL MEETING
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:
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
- 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|
|Mayor Darren Braund||0422 120 email@example.com|
|Cr Richard Carruthers||0428 282 firstname.lastname@example.org||Kalkabury Ward|
|Cr Roger Johns||0428 859 email@example.com||Kalkabury Ward|
|Cr David Langford||08 8835 firstname.lastname@example.org||Kalkabury Ward|
|Deputy Mayor Cr Tania Stock||0408 290 email@example.com||Kalkabury Ward|
|Cr Jeffrey Cook||08 8853 firstname.lastname@example.org||Gum Flat Ward|
|Cr Naomi Bittner||0438 059 email@example.com||Gum Flat Ward|
|Cr Leanne O’Brien||0409 634 firstname.lastname@example.org||Gum Flat Ward|
|Cr Anthony Bennett||0417 860 email@example.com||Innes Pentonvale Ward|
|Cr Adam Meyerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Innes Pentonvale Ward|
|Cr Kristin Murdock||0400 283 email@example.com||Innes Pentonvale Ward|
|Cr John Rich||0400 344 firstname.lastname@example.org||Innes Pentonvale Ward|