Mine feasibility questioned but Farming Powers Ahead
Engineering company Connell Hatch, (Aurecon) have been awarded contracts by BHP to undertake mine feasibility studies at Caroona. However, one well-placed industry insider intimated that without the flood plain mining, the Caroona “greenfield” site [sic] may not actually be a viable mine…
Whilst the mining bubble continues to bust, farming on ‘greenfields’ (or in our case the ‘flat black’) again increased its contribution to GDP. According to a recent NFF report, farming already “underpins 12% of GDP” keeping Australia out of recession and this percentage is set to rise again in 2009/10 as world demand for food grows.
Farming’s next generation are also enthusiastically fighting for Food Security, see these two new U-Tube videos by Felix Nankivell and Hugh McKellar.