November 13, 2015 Conservation No Comments

What is the current situation on North Stradbroke Island regarding sand and mining?

In 2011 the Bligh Labor government enacted special

North Stradbroke Island Photo © Bill Stickers

North Stradbroke Island
Photo © Bill Stickers

legislation – The North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 – to end all heavy mineral mining on the island in 2019 and to end the silica mining in 2025. Additional legislation prevents large-scale quarrying.

Newman’s LNP government has advised a commitment to continue mining beyond 2019 – to a date yet to be determined. This will mean a further extension of the Enterprise mine lease. This would require amendments to the legislation.

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