BHP purchases sensitive floodplain land, CCC the last to know?
Further exposing the dysfunctionality of the Caroona Community Consultative Committee, BHP denied recently purchasing land which includes the Mooki River around the time that it was indeed purchasing this land.
Using the standard modus operandi of mining companies in ‘exploration’, BHP have paid over-the-odds for this land suggesting that its water assets were highly prized. After all, BHP have repeatedly stated they can not mine under the floodplain.
Will the Mooki River be used to cool a power station as their own proposal stated – a proposal that BHP’s GM said he knew nothing about? Can we believe anything BHP tell the CCC when they appear confused over the simplest of matters? Why are floodplain properties with water of interest when BHP say they can’t mine there? What do they have planned for our River, the Caroona water supply and the aquifers beneath?
It’s time the Community received the truth, but is the CCC up to the job? [Read the full story from a CCC member here]