As outlined in our Email to Members on 15th November, it has been four years since we last sought donations from members and our financial reserves are now running very low.
We urgently need your help to enable us to continue our campaign against the incursion of invasive mining on YP and the continued undermining by Government of the rights of farmers to protect their freehold agricultural land.
How to donate
Donations can be in the form of a cheque, grain donation and direct funds transfer to our bank account.
- You can transfer grain to the YP Land Owners NGR direct from the warehouse. The NGR number is 13466029 & donations of grain are tax free. Just ring Viterra’s Helpline 1800 018 205 and ask to transfer warehouse to warehouse. They will fill out a form and send it to you for signing and return to Viterra. Viterra will then forward the same form to us for our signature. Could you also please email transfer details to Lauren Kakoschke, YPLOG Treasurer – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Direct funds transfer: Yorke Peninsula Land Owners Account Details are; BSB – 015 630 Acc – 2865 34728
- Cheques payable to Yorke Peninsula Land Owners Group can be posted to: YPLOG Treasurer, Lauren Kakoschke, RMD Sandilands Via Ardrossan, SA 5571
What activities your donation will be supporting
While the last couple of years have been very busy, we now have two major challenges ahead of us.
- Opposing the Government’s approval in July 2020 of Rex Mineral’s Hillside Mine Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR) without all land access issues being resolved.
We need to challenge this decision NOW. As a starting point YPLOG has lodged Freedom of Information applications to the Minister and his Department, seeking all relevant unpublished material relating to land access requirements for Hillside. This will provide the basis for deciding what further actions to take.
- Securing greater legislative protection for agricultural land against resource development.
The Government’s new Mining Act, to be proclaimed in early 2021, will make it even harder for farmers to protect their land against exploration or mining. To counter this Act, SA urgently needs separate planning legislation – similar to Queensland and NSW – that is specifically designed to protect the state’s sustainable agricultural land against resource and other inappropriate developments. YPLOG will be working hard over the next 12 months to lobby for this approach.
To enable us to meet these and other challenges, we need additional funds.